[Doc] Connect Word 2016 for Mac with PROAD

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[Doc] Connect Word 2016 for Mac with PROAD

Postby morris.metschan » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:12 pm

Connect Word 2016 for Mac with PROAD

Prerequisite is the PROAD Professional Release 8.23a

Settings in Word
First we must specify the directory in Word in which the required scripts are to be stored in future.
1. Create alias for PROAD Word directory
First go to PROAD Professional in window [File -> PROAD Info] to the tab "Path".


Navigate from the Omnis path in the 'proadfiles' folder and then the folder to your user. There you will find the required Word folder. Now create an alias for this folder on the desktop, so that in the next steps we can set the path in Word above it.


2. Add file location in Word
Now open Word and go to the window [Word -> Settings]. Choose the item "File Locations".


Enter the path in one of the locations offered (e.g. Workgroup templates) by selecting the already created alias to the PROAD "word" directory. Thus the correct path is set in Word (e.g., [/ PROAD 8 Client.app/Contents/MacOS/proadlocal/proadfiles/[CLIENT USER]/word]. We now no longer need the alias, it can be deleted.

Embed Word menu in PROAD
In Word 2016 there is unfortunately no longer an AppleScript menu folder. Our AppleScript menu must now be embedded in a different way. We do this via the following steps.

1. Download the new .app menu file
In the attachment to this article you will find the file "proad-menu-de.zip". Please download and unzip this file on your desktop. You receive a folder named "PROAD Menu". Please move this into your "Program Files" directory.
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2. Add folder to Application Dock
Select the "PROAD Menu" folder with the mouse and drag it to your Application Dock in the area on the right. Image


3. Adjust the path in PROAD

Now go back into PROAD Professional in the window [File -> PROAD Info] to the "Path" tab. There enter the path as a "Word Script path" to the folder [PROAD menu -> Scripts] to (e.g. [/Applications/PROAD menu/scripts]). You can select the directory via the folder icon (left). Save your settings via the disk icon (right). Then close the window with "OK".


4. Producing and moving scripts
Please open a document in PROAD or create a new one from a template.
Note: If a message appears when you open your first document that Word must be restarted, then leave the message open. Now please close and reopen Word and only then confirm the PROAD message with OK.

Now go in the Finder to the directory [/Applications/PROAD menu/scripts]. There should be a "PROAD Menu" folder in which six script files (.scpt) are already stored. Now copy these one level higher, directly in the "scripts" folder. Now please close the PROAD document again.

The PROAD menu is now embedded in Word.

Use entries from the PROAD menu in Word
If you have opened a document in PROAD, you can now execute one of the ".app"s displayed therein (e.g. "Paste fields.app".) via the "PROAD menu" in the Application Dock. Try and see if the desired field has been added to your document. If yes, everything is fine.
If not, then check your path settings in Word and PROAD. Also, please check to see if the script files are available in the directory [/Applications/PROAD menu/scripts]. If you log on with a different user in PROAD, then please repeat the "Settings in Word" section for this user.
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