Cannot Find "Word._Application" Reference in LabVIEW

Updated Dec 18, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit


Microsoft Office 

Issue Details

I would like to open a Word file in LabVIEW using LabVIEW ActiveX, but I cannot find the Word._Application Reference.
I cannot find the Word._Application Reference to link to the Automation Refnum input of the Automation Open Function.VI.


To create the Word._Application Reference, follow these steps:
  1. On the Block Diagram, add the Word Get ActiveX References VI.
  2. Create the Word._Application Reference control by right clicking the Word._Application input.
  3. Delete the Word Get ActiveX References VI and link the new created Word._Application Reference to the Automation Refnum input of the Automation Open VI.