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Re: Win32::OLE not opening a window for me
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Thanks for taking the time - yes, I did want to get it to actually open as a Word document, though for my own satisfaction before trying to do something useful with it so will be aware of converting the character set which will still apply, I think. But the other reply did work for viewing.
The console printed a message from Word telling me when the document didn't exist which was useful as I hadn't put in any error checking.