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WordBasic Error Code 500: Cannot Initiate Link

PSS ID Number: Q46328 Article last modified on 01- 8-1992

1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 WINDOWS

Summary: In Microsoft Word for Windows versions 1.x and 2.0, the WordBasic Error Code Number 500, “Cannot initiate link,” indicates the macro program cannot initiate a DDE link. The syntax is as follows: ChanNum = DDEInitiate(App<math display="inline">,Topic</math>) The above line opens a DDE channel to an application. App$ is the application name defined by the other application. Topic$ describes something in the application you are accessing, usually the document containing the data you want to use. The following is an example: App$ = “Excel” Topic$ = “C:.Xls” ChanNum = DDEInitiate(App<math display="inline">,Topic</math>) For more information on DDE, please refer to the “Microsoft Word for Windows Technical Reference.”

Additional reference words: w4wmacro 1.0 1.1 1.1a 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00