Passing form data on open



Wowbagger
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Is it possible to construct a shortcut that would open up Word 2003 and
populate specific fields with data that is passed by arguments to the link?

Something similar to how :C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Office\Office\Outlook.exe" /c ipm.note /m <full e-mail name> will create a
new email message previously addressed, but with fields which I created and
named populating themselves.

Thanks

Cindy M -WordMVP-
07-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Hi Wowbagger,

> Is it possible to construct a shortcut that would open up Word 2003 and
> populate specific fields with data that is passed by arguments to the link?
>
No, Word's command line doesn't support anything of this nature. You'd need
to automate it, either an AutoOpen macro in the document or an AutoNew macro
in a template. Or use an EXE to start Word and pass the data.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Passing form data on open