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Dave Fullerton

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Will PxPlus interface with Office 365 on the cloud
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:31:55 PM »
We have code that opens up MS Word as an object and creates detailed bills.  This has been working for a very long time.  Clients are asking if our routines will work once they move to Office 365 on the cloud. 

I would think that as long as Word can be opened as an object, it probably doesn't matter, but I'd like some confirmation to know if that is an accurate assumption.  Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Dave Fullerton

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Re: Will PxPlus interface with Office 365 on the cloud
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 02:06:26 PM »
If the Word application is running locally then it should be okay, but if the word processor is running in the cloud such as Google Docs your existing interface won't work.

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Re: Will PxPlus interface with Office 365 on the cloud
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 02:17:03 PM »
Hi Mike:

Google Docs, I can understand - I am just talking about MS Word in Office 365.  So, if I understand you correctly, if a workstation is using our application locally, and can click on an icon on their desktop to access Word 365 (which is on the cloud), we should be ok - correct?

Dave

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Re: Will PxPlus interface with Office 365 on the cloud
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 08:53:41 AM »
Dave

An Office 365 subscription allows you to get an always up-to-date version of MS Office (currently Office 2016) and to connect the Office apps to your outlook.com email address thus allowing you to easily save documents to the cloud via OneDrive. You still get a local copy of the Office apps on your local computer and you are still able to connect to it using the DEF OBJECT WordObj,"Word.Application".

If your users are using the on-line version of the Office apps through their browser (the equivalent of the Google Docs apps) then you won't be able to interface them like the local copies. Not sure Microsoft publishes an API that would allow you to send HTTP requests and create cloud docs in the user's One Drive account. This used to be possible with Google Docs, though...

Hope this helps,