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Old April 27th, 2006, 09:20 AM
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Default Opening word document read only in VB


I succesfully opened a word document through the word.application object. Though I want to make a vb application where some users can open a certain word document with read-only and other users can open that exact same document without read-only.
In the word.application object you have a property to set the document to read-only. That works perfectly but not when a few seconts later another user opens the same document without read-only set to on!
Is there a way to provide vb code so that it depends on the user (session) whether a certain document is read-only.

Thanks for helping!


Old May 3rd, 2006, 09:52 AM
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You will need to copy the source document to a temp file, then open the temp file as read only.
Word always opens file “no share.”

Imagine the situation where one user has the doc open, but then another user modifies it: What happens to what the 1st user is holding?—it is problematic.

MS avoided the problematic areas that mutiple users of a document would give rise to by having Word always open files exclusively.

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