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Can SAP pull in a Word doc and print it?

My users now want me to print an MSWord document in SAP. No fancy conversion of grids or special characters, just print the text of the document. I can use WS_UPLOAD to pull it in as a text file, but during batch processing and high volumes, can't sit there and convert to text or .prn. Can SAP pull in a Word doc and print it?

My users now want me to print an MSWord document in SAP. No fancy conversion of grids or special characters, just...

print the text of the document. I can use WS_UPLOAD to pull it in as a text file, but during batch processing and high volumes, can't sit there and convert to text or .prn. Can SAP pull in a Word doc and print it? Yes. You need to use the Desktop Office Integration (DOI) classes. These allow you easy OLE access to MS Office and other OLE enabled objects. (In the help documentation there is a wealth of information under: SAP LibraryBasis ComponentsControls and Control FrameworkDesktop Office Integration).

If you wish to store a Word document (or any other document) in SAP, then you can use the Business Document Service (BDS) (SAP LibraryBasis ComponentsBasis ServicesBusiness Document Service).

There are some excellent articles in the SAP Professional Journal that should get you started using these.

This was last published in August 2004

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