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    stevedk is offline Novice
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    Freezing code


    I wondered if someone might be able to help me. My understanding of VB is nil so please bear with me if I make an error.

    I have an Access database that I have set-up to help me record invoices and have written in VBA to insert values from a query into Bookmarks of a Word document (SDK-template.docx).

    The code I'm using is from a Youtube video (, but I don't really understand what any of it means. Here is the end code:

    Option Compare DatabaseOption Explicit
    Public Sub ExportInvoicesToWord()
        Dim wApp As Word.Application
        Dim wDoc As Word.Document
        Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
        Set wApp = New Word.Application
        Set wDoc = wApp.Documents.Open("C:\Users\steve\Documents\Invoices\SDK-template.docx")
        Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("004_Export query")
        If Not rs.EOF Then rs.MoveFirst
        Do Until rs.EOF
            wDoc.Bookmarks("Invoice_date").Range.Text = Nz(rs![Invoice date], "")
            wDoc.SaveAs2 "C:\Users\steve\Documents\Invoices\" & rs!Invoice & ".docx"
            wDoc.Bookmarks("Invoice_date").Range.Delete wdCharacter, Len(Nz(rs![Invoice date], ""))
        wDoc.Close False
        Set wDoc = Nothing
        Set wApp = Nothing
        Set rs = Nothing
    End Sub
    I have a Bookmark in Word called Invoice_date and a corresponding column in my query called Invoice date.
    I have another column in the query called Invoice which is the invoice's reference and I'm trying to save the Word document as this value.
    The query that I'm trying to get values from is called 004_Export query.

    When I run the code it just freezes, and I have to crash out of Access and no files are saved in the specified folder. Is there anything anyone can spot in the above code that could be causing this? Please let me know if you need more info.

    Many thanks in advance


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    June7 is online now VIP
    Windows 10 Access 2010 32bit
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    Why using mail merge and not just Access report?

    Strongly advise not to use spaces nor punctuation/special characters in naming convention. Also best not to begin names with number.

    However, don't see anything that would cause failure.

    If you want to provide files for analysis, follow instructions at bottom of my post.
    How to attach file: To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    GinaWhipp is offline Competent Performer
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    Hmm, well can you add break lines and then tell us which line it freezes on.
    Gina Whipp
    Microsoft MVP (Access 2010-2015)

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    moke123 is online now Me.Dirty=True
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    Another easy alternative is Albert Kallal's Super Easy Word Merge.

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    ssanfu is offline Master of Nothing
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    Would you post both the Access dB and the Word template? Only need 3 or 4 records - change any sensitive data.
    "Veni, Vidi, Velcro"
    (I came; I saw; I stuck around.)

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    stevedk is offline Novice
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    I've change the column names in my tables to remove spaces and this seems to have resolved it.

    Thank you!


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