Error 282 VB6.0 Word 2007 RRS feed

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  • Hi Group,

    I am having a old application built in VB6.0 and Access and this application reads the MS Word electronic claim forms.

    I have Office 2007, Now problem is when the electronic claim form is on my machine, any where on hard drive or memory stick the data transfer is fine. But , when the electronic claim form is on network location, I get "error 282 - No foreign application responded to DDE initiate". I searched a lot about this but could not find any concrete solution. It looks like a Office 2007 specific issue because it works fine with 2003 and lower versions.

    The piece of code throwing error 282 is :

    With frm_Msg.lb_MSWLink

    .LinkMode = 0

    .LinkTimeout = 100 'set timeout period to 10 seconds

    .LinkTopic = "Winword|" & frm_MDIQLAS.cd_datasource.FileName 'set up dde link to Word document

    .LinkItem = sBookMark 'link to Word bookmark

    .LinkMode = vbLinkManual 'set up data transfer mode

    .LinkRequest 'request data from Word form

    .LinkMode = 0

    .Caption = Trim(.Caption) 'Unfilled bookmarks come through as spaces. We don't want them.

    End With


    Any help on this will be highly appreciated


    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:15 AM

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