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Old 03-16-2002
Data start windows appl. from unix

Is it possible to start a windows applications such as mail merge in word from a unix machine (sco-unix, digital osf).

Why to do this ?

Most people known word to create nice documents, but we want to print this documents with our information (name, adresses etc..
like a mailing. This info is in our files and during our program we want to print this nice word documents.
# 2  
Old 03-19-2002
To run Windows apps under *Nix require Wine ( I haven't messed around with it myself but I have heard of some success stories.
# 3  
Old 04-18-2002
Java WORD off UNIX

Did you get this to work?
I am in a similar situation where user wants test file for merge into WORD from our database - I have been looking at sending them a text file from an Oracle Form and they can then launch WORD - but no luck yet.
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Old 04-19-2002
We have a similar ability in one of our applications here.
It's custom code, and I don't know anything about it, but we have a button on an Oracle form that will grab (for example) the address of the current account in the form, send it to a helper application which in turn fires up Word and performs the merge. You simply have to click "Print".

So I know it's possible.
Sorry I can't help you much more...
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Old 04-19-2002

Thanks LivinFree - I appreciate the comments
. . . . Someone has to have details.
# 6  
Old 05-07-2002

Code Wavers, has just released CrossOver Office 1.0.0. Check it out and let me know what you think.

# 7  
Old 05-08-2002
I suggest using WINE, from . I'ts about an 11MB d/l. good luck!
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