How to Open a Word Document in Lotusscript

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LotusScript, based on Visual Basic, lets you create application extensions to software from IBM. This kind of language has so many similarities to VB that you may paste the code from a Visual Basic application into a LotusScript interface and compile it without errors. To open a Word document in this programming language, you must familiarise yourself with creating objects and declaring values.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the application you use to edit LotusScript code.

  2. 2

    Scroll to the part of your code where you would like to open your Word application and type the following: Dim doc As Variant. This simply declares a value ("doc") as an object that may contain any value.

  3. 3

    Start a new line and type "Set doc = CreateObject("word.application")." This makes the "doc" variable contain a Word application object.

  4. 4

    Create another line and type "doc.Documents.Open "C:\path-to-file\file.doc". Replace "C:\path-to-file\file.doc" with the appropriate path of the file you would like to open. This function tells the "doc" variable containing the Word application object to open a certain document.

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