Run A Word Macro From Excel


Good afternoon

I wonder if anyone can help me on this one?

I have a macro in Excel that generates a word doc in the form or a letter including importing a table and other variables.  It does this by opening a template file adds the text and table etc, saves the doc on the shared drive as a new file name obtained from some cells in the excel sheet.  This all works fine.  What I am looking to do, is have another macro that will email the letter in full, with graphics and formatting as the body of an email in Outlook.

I have found and macro written by Ron Du Bruin I believe, that does this perfectly but only when I run it from Word.  I would like this work when I click a button in my main Excel sheet.  Any help on this would be much appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Here is Ron's macro:

Sub SendDocAsMail()
    Dim wdApp As Word.Application
    Dim wdDoc As Word.Document
    Dim oOutlookApp As Outlook.Application
    Dim oItem As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim wdEditor As Word.Document
    Set wdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    Set wdDoc = ActiveDocument
    Set wdEditor = ActiveDocument
On Error Resume Next
'Start Outlook if it isn't running
Set oOutlookApp = GetObject("Outlook.Application")
If Err <> 0 Then
    Set oOutlookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
End If
'Create a new message
Set oItem = oOutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
'Allow the user to write a short intro and put it at the top of the body
Dim msgIntro As String
msgIntro = InputBox("Write a short intro to put above your default " & _
            "signature and current document." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
            "Press Cancel to create the mail without intro and " & _
            "signature.", "Intro")
'Copy the open document
Selection.End = True
'Set the WordEditor
Dim objInsp As Outlook.Inspector
'Dim wdEditor As Word.Document
Set objInsp = oItem.GetInspector
Set wdEditor = objInsp.WordEditor
'Write the intro if specified
Dim i As Integer
If msgIntro = IsNothing Then
    i = 1
    'Comment the next line to leave your default signature below the document
    'Write the intro above the signature
    wdEditor.Characters(1).InsertBefore (msgIntro)
    i = wdEditor.Characters.Count
    wdEditor.Characters(i + 1).InsertParagraph
    i = i + 2
End If
'Place the current document under the intro and signature
wdEditor.Characters(i).PasteAndFormat (wdFormatOriginalFormatting)
'Display the message
'Clean up
Set oItem = Nothing
Set oOutlookApp = Nothing
Set objInsp = Nothing
Set wdEditor = Nothing
End Sub


Selected Answer

Have a look at these macros:

Email Macros using Word for Body Text

Email list of people from Excel

Take a look at those macros and see if it will work for your situation.

(I'd normally post the code here instead of a link, but since it's from TeachExcel, I'm not worried about the link changing.)



Thanks for your reply.

I think I have almost got it to what I wanted now.   Just needs a bit of tweaking.
BanburyS (rep: 2) Sep 27, '18 at 9:03 am
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