Script to open Word Template (dotx) as a Word Document (docx)
I previously did a post seeking how to get FM Pro to open a Word Template (dotx) as a Word Document (docx). Got no responses. However, thinking others could benefit I did work out a resolution.
Simply stated, my script has one element using the, "Send Event". In the Send Event options I chose "Send the 'open document/application' message and chose the "Text" option.
In the Send Event Text box I input, "winword.exe /t"S:\Program Specific\VIP Information Packet\templatename.dotx"
1. be sure to put a space after .exe
2. be sure there is NO space after the /t (the /t is a Word switch instructing word to open as a docx)
3. I use an "S" drive, you may be using your "C" drive (If you use the "C" drive I think your path slashes will go the other direction, i.e., "/t"C/Program Specifice/ Vip ..." Further, your path name will certainly be different)
4. "templatename.dotx" is your template name
See screenshot :)
You may also find the "calculation" option useful in some cases. This could enable a single Open URL step to open different templates by referencing file path data in a text or container field.