Unfortunately, I just got bit by my own theory.
After a lot of work getting an automation client to respond to Word97
events, I find that immediately after running a mailmerge, Word loses track
of it's connection point interface, stops sending events, and no longer
calls the event sink's _Release method.
For years Micro$oft has been hyping the wonders of COM, OLE, ActiveX or
whatever the marketing guys are calling it today. The one thing they don't
seem to care about is making all of these wonders work correctly in their
Actually the stupidity is on my shoulders. Even microsoft engineers will do
anything possible to avoid having to develop automation code based on Word.
Oh Well ! Maybe I can convince my client to use Exell for his word
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
>The challenge is building software without bugs, not to "trick" the
>market which is far more difficult. This leaves only one possible
>conclusion and you nailed it, stupidity!