Re: VBA Clipboard Cut & Paste from Excel to Outlook




Yes, as I mentioned earlier use Word's object model, that is Document.Range
instead of MailItem.Body. First insert some text, then set the Range to the
Document's end, paste the table, set the Range to its end again and add more
text.

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Am Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:27:01 -0800 schrieb Andy:

Excellent - That worked fine. The Draft email was created and the range
was
pasted into the Draft email complete with formatting - well done.

One last thing. It would be nice to insert some text before and after the
pasted table.

After the objEmail is created I have experimented with :-

objEmail.Body.PrintText Text:="Please find table below :-"
objEmail.Body.PrintParagraph
wdRn.Paste ' to paste in the Word Range
objEmail.Body.PrintParagraph
objEmail.Body.PrintText Text:="Regards etc."

but I get 424 - 'Object Required'

any last thoughts?

Thanks.


"Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:



ActiveInspector exists if an item is opened. In your code call

Set Doc=objEmail.Getinspector.WordEditor

after objEmail is being created.

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Viele Gruesse / Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook
Keep your Outlook categories organized!
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Am Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:32:01 -0800 schrieb Andy:

Thanks again Michael.

I think the key problem I am having is in this line of code in your
example :-

Set Doc = Application.ActiveInspector.WordEditor

It works fine in the context of your example but if I create a Draft
folder
item as below, it fails :-

Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
Dim objOutlookExp As Object
Dim objDrafts As Object
Dim objEmail As Object
Dim strBody, strTitle, strTo as String

Dim Doc As Word.Document
Dim wdRn As Word.Range
Dim Xl As Excel.Application
Dim Ws As Excel.Worksheet
Dim xlRn As Excel.Range

Set objOutlook = New Outlook.Application

Set Doc = objOutlook.ActiveInspector.WordEditor

' Open the outlook drafts folder

Set objDrafts = objOutlook.Session.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderDrafts)

If objDrafts = "Drafts" Then

' Create new email in Drafts folder

Set objEmail = objDrafts.Items.Add

Set wdRn = Doc.Range

Set Xl = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
Set Ws = Xl.Workbooks("Mappe1.xls").Worksheets(1)

Set xlRn = Ws.Range("b2", "c6")
xlRn.Copy

wdRn.Paste

strBody = "This is where I need to paste xlRn, maybe using a
DataObject.GetFromClipboard"
strTitle = "Excel to Outlook Paste"
strTo = Ws.Range("a1", "a1") ' email adresss in A1 in worksheet
objEmail.To = strTo
objEmail.Body = strBody
objEmail.Subject = strTitle
Set objDoc = objEmail.Attachments
objDoc.Add strAttach

' Save email in drafts folder

objEmail.Close olSave
Else
MsgBox "No Drafts Folder"
End If
-----------------

This line in the above fails with Object not set error :-

Set Doc = objOutlook.ActiveInspector.WordEditor

Also the line below needs to paste into the Draft email i.e. into the
Body
of email :-

wdRn.Paste

Any further thoughts - we are almost there? Maybe all this code could
be
driven from Outlook.


"Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:


From Excel the Application object refers to Excel. So you need a
variable
for the Outlook Application object and either use GetObject, or, if
Outlook
doesn't run, CreateObject to get the reference to Outlook.

Please note, that the WordEditor property is protected. Calling that
property without having Outlook's instrinsic Application object will
prompt
a security dialog.

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Viele Gruesse / Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook
Keep your Outlook categories organized!
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Am Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:16:02 -0800 schrieb Andy:

Cool - That worked fine but your example has to be run from Outlook
with
an
New email open.

I am trying to run the whole thing from Excel opening up Outlook as an
Object and creating several Draft emails to cut &paste into each.

Could you provide any more guidance?

Thanks.

"Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:


The message must be in HTML, of course. RTF may also work but only if
your
receiver uses Outlook, too.

The shown line wouldn't cause the error 'Can't set object outside a
With
Block error'. So there must be more around it that you doesn't show
us.

Here's a complete sample. It's assumed that the HTML e-mail and
workbook
'Mappe1.xls' are opened yet and copies the range from cell "B2" to
"C6":

http://www.vboffice.net/sample.html?mnu=2&smp=41&cmd=showitem

Then please see Word's object model. You can exactly determine the
Range
before calling its Paste method. Or you paste the table first, then
write
additional text at the beginning of the document and some at it's
end.

Outlook's object model doesn't allow you to place the cursor into an
e-mail's body. For instance, you could call the Insert commadn via
the
toolbar, but if the cursor is currently in the To field then the
clipboard
content gets inserted into that field.

If you don't want to use Word as mail editor then you need a
workaround.
Then I'd recommend Redemption (www.dimastr.com) to set the cursor
position.

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Viele Gruesse / Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook
Keep your Outlook categories organized!

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Am Mon, 29 Jan 2007 06:58:03 -0800 schrieb Andy:

Thanks Michael,

Your idea sounds good but I am not sure how exactly to code your
suggestion.

I tried :-

Set Doc=objOutlook.ActiveInspector.WordEditor (where objOutlook is a
new
Outlook appliaction object)

but I got a 'Can't set object outside a With Block error'

My other confusion is your line :-

Doc.Range.Paste

Yes - the syntax is valid but how would it relate to the building of
an
Outlook message for my Draft email? I am setting the objEmail.Body
to
be
a
string hopeflly including the table that I am trying to cut and
paste.
In
other words, I don't just need the table copying in, but I need to
put
some
fixed words around the table as well.

I think my main problem relates to Outlook. When building a message
in
Excel
VBA the message ends up being Plain text which is messing up the
formatting
of the cut & paste table. I need a way of letting Outlook know that
it
is
HTML or Rich Text format.

Happy to include my code so far if you need it.

Thanks.



"Michael Bauer [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:


With Word as mail editor you can use its object model to insert the
clipboard content. Like this:

Dim Doc as Word.Document
Set Doc=Application.ActiveInspector.WordEditor
Doc.Range.Paste

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Viele Gruesse / Best regards
Michael Bauer - MVP Outlook
Keep your Outlook categories organized!

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Am Sun, 28 Jan 2007 16:47:00 -0800 schrieb Andy:

An unusual one this one but please read on.

If I manually copy a range of cells from an Excel worksheet and
then
paste
into a Draft email in Outlook (My Outlook 2003 uses HTML as draft
format
with
Word as editor) the resulting pasted cells look fine - colors and
formatting
are maintained.

OK now to do it in VBA from Excel.

I copy the range of cells into Clipboard with :-

Range(Cells(aa, 4), Cells(bb, 17)).Select
Selection.Copy

I then obtain the contents of Clipboard and place into a String
variable
with :-

Set MyData = New DataObject

MyData.GetFromClipboard
strClip = MyData.GetText

I then create an Outloook object within VBA and build a Draft
message
using
strClip as part of the Message body.

This all works OK and the Draft message is created but the
resulting
pasted
range of cells in the Draft message does not look very good, the
values
are
mis-aligned and wrapped around with any color formatting is lost.
It
does
not
give me the same pretty result as manually cutting and pasting the
cells.

Does anyone know how I can preserve the formatting using the VBA
method
so
that the resulting pasted cells looks as good as the manual
method?

Thanks.




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