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Word 97, 2000, XP Automation

I want my program to support simple automation (mail merging, filling fields
etc) for Word 97, 2000 and XP (2002) with Delphi 5.

The question is : how do I support all of these without knowing which
version a client has installed?

I've tried using the D5 server components for 97 which work with 2000 and
97, but the "Server throws an exception" on XP.

Presumably, I must use LATE binding to allow for the different versions (?),
but again I have problems with XP.

Any suggestions / examples would be greatly appreciated (I've looked at
Deborah Pate's site which has been very helpful).


Hedley Muscroft
Pioneer Software Ltd


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