Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Word and Win32::OLE

by cacharbe (Curate)
on Sep 20, 2001 at 22:03 UTC ( #113655=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Word and Win32::OLE

If you want the text, try this.
use Win32::OLE qw(in with); use Win32::OLE::Const 'Microsoft Word'; $Win32::OLE::Warn = 3; # Die on Errors my $Word = Win32::OLE->GetActiveObject('Word.Application') || Win32::OLE->new('Word.Application', 'Quit'); $Word->{'Visible'} = 1; my $infile = <SOME FILE PATH>; my $Doc = $Word->Documents->Open($infile); $Doc->Content->Select(); my $text = $Word->Selection->{Text}; print $text; print Win32::OLE->LastError();
The application object is actually the best place to get the selection text from in this case, not the document object.

Update: Although you can use the ->WholeStory; method that you used to select the whole document text and leave the creation of the document object alone, the Open method returns said object.

C-.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://113655]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (5)
As of 2016-08-28 03:08 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    The best thing I ever won in a lottery was:















    Results (390 votes). Check out past polls.