win32.com problem to unprotect a word document

SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk
Mon Nov 10 15:57:10 CET 2003


> From:	docelm at web.de [SMTP:docelm at web.de]
> I´m trying to unprotect a word document with python for reading all form
> fields.
> But it doesn´t work.
> 
> Here´s a simple code sample:
> 
> 
>     wordapp   = win32com.client.Dispatch("Word.Application")
>     docfile   = wordapp.Documents.Open(file)
> 
>     protecttype = docfile.ProtectionType    # protected delivers 2
>     docfile.Unprotect                       
>     protecttype = docfile.ProtectionType    # anyway 2
> 
>     # do some work
> 
>     docfile.Protect                      
>     protecttype = docfile.ProtectionType    # anyway 2
 
Just a wild guess - docfile.Unprotect looks like a it might well be a
function, but you aren't *calling* it. Try using "docfile.Unprotect()"
instead.

Cheers,
Simon Brunning,
http://www.brunningonline.net/simon/blog/
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