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Hello, I am using the macro shown below to combine 3 Word documents. When I try to run the macro, I get the error "Run-time error '438': Object doesn't support this property or method" and the debug leads me to the line with Paste (highlighted in yellow in the screenshot). Do I need to include references in addition to the Word library that I've already added? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-09-2021, 03:47 PM
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We normally try to avoid the selection object and copy/paste when they aren't necessary.

Add Dim aRng as Range to the top of the macro

Delete from objDoc.Range.Copy to End With
In that same location, add this code
Code:
Set aRng = objNewDoc.Range
aRng.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
aRng.FormattedText = objDoc.Range.FormattedText
As an aside, you can merge multiple files like this without code.
1. Create a new document
2. Go to Insert > Object > Text from File
3. Pick multiple files (Select and Shift+Select)
4. Click OK
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For comprehensive document-combining code, see the Combine Multiple Word Documents 'Sticky' thread: https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...documents.html
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If you are working from Excel, you are going to have to tell Excel to open or create a Word application or it will think it is working in Excel. You don't need to set a reference to Word. You can use late binding to Word instead thus:


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Option Explicit

Sub MergeFilesInAFolderlntoOneDoc()
Dim dlgFile As FileDialog
Dim wdApp As Object, oRng As Object
Dim objDoc As Object, objNewDoc As Object
Dim StrFolder As String, strFile As String
    Set dlgFile = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)

    With dlgFile
        If .Show = -1 Then
            StrFolder = dlgFile.SelectedItems.Item(1) & Chr(92)
        Else
            MsgBox ("No folder is selected!")
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End With

    On Error Resume Next
    Set wdApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application")
    If Err Then
        Set wdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    End If
    On Error GoTo 0

    strFile = Dir(StrFolder & "*.docx", vbNormal)
    With wdApp
        .Visible = True
        Set objNewDoc = .Documents.Add
        While strFile <> ""
            Set objDoc = .Documents.Open(FileName:=StrFolder & strFile)
            With objNewDoc
                Set oRng = .Range
                If Len(oRng) > 1 Then
                    oRng.Collapse 0
                    oRng.InsertBreak 7
                End If
                oRng.Collapse 0
                oRng.FormattedText = objDoc.Range.FormattedText
                objDoc.Close 0
            End With
            DoEvents
            strFile = Dir()
        Wend
        objNewDoc.Activate
    End With
End Sub
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You don't need to set a reference to Word. You can use late binding to Word instead
True, but according to MS, early-bound code runs twice as fast as late-bound code.
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That may be true, but the speed bottleneck, if any, will be that involved with opening and closing documents.
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Thanks everyone, this was very helpful in solving my problem!
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