Chapter 13. Driving Office Applications with Automation


Interoperability is a major feature of the Office products. One kind of interoperability is working in one application, such as Access, and manipulating an object in another application, such as a Word document. For example, interoperability lets you print an Access report to a Rich Text Format file, open a session of Word from Access with the report as its document, format the report in any style desired, and print the report in Word. This might not seem like a big task, but trying to perform it before Automation (OLE prior to Office ...

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