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Microsoft Word Automation with Delphi
Microsoft Word is the most commonly used word processing application, although the modern version of Word allows us to accomplish so much more than draft business letters. So it is unfair to simply call it a word processing application. These days, it is hard to imagine any student or professional who can be effective without a solid knowledge of Microsoft Word and its rich features. We use Microsoft Word files as the starting point for so many of our documents, including business letters, invoices, planning documents, idea documents, etc. Because we wish to have a common look and feel for all of our documents, we often use Microsoft Word automation to start with a template file, and then programmatically add any necessary unique features to that file for the task at hand. Here is a collection of Delphi lines of code that we use routinely to automate Word. The key requirement for using these code lines is that you have Microsoft Word already installed on your computer. We have tested our code with Delphi 6, Delphi XE, and Delphi 10.1 Berlin. Our code is for the Windows operating environment. We have not, and do not plan to, adapt the code for other operating environments. The code has been most extensively used with Office 365 version of Word, however, some our code has been in use since we were using Office 2010 (and continues to work well). We hope these will be useful to you. If you find errors, encounter unhandled errors/exceptions, or have suggestions, please let us know.
Microsoft Word File Operations

Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Last updated: Saturday, September 3, 2022