application.Selection.find.Execute failed in word 2013 RRS feed

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  • Hi all

    I have an application in Powerbuilder 11.5 that searches in word docs

    Worked fine until I installed word 2013

    Now I got an "error calling external function" in 


    the code is :

    o1 = CREATE oleobject

    o1.ConnectToNewObject("word.application") , False , blnOpenReadOnly )   // this function works !!!!

    o1.Application.Visible =false

    if o1.application.Selection.find.Execute(as_phrase) = true then

    here is the error message

    thanks a lot

    Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:13 PM


  • Would you please try the following code:

    if o1.application.Selection.find.Execute(ref as_phrase) = true then

    Also, would you please try to update the PowerBuilder?

    You can also try the following site:


    Good day.

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    Friday, March 8, 2013 8:13 AM