Determining file Version via VB(word 95, 97, Excel 95 97) 
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 Determining file Version via VB(word 95, 97, Excel 95 97)


I have an application that I wrote that when a user clicks on a file, it
will run the the file with whatever the file is associated with...ex:
myFile.DOC would launch word opening it with myFile.DOC.

What I would like to do is check the version of the file before running
it.  If currently me only have Word 95 yet receive Word 97 files.  I want
to be able to alert the user that the file is 97 and they will need to
view it with the Word 97 viewer program (which they have).  I used to
open the file for binary and then search the file for "Word.Document.8" .  
This normally meant the file was Word 97.  Seems something has changed as
it does not always have the above in a 97 doc.  Any ideas on how I can
verify what version the file is?  How about Excel?  I have nothing to
check for on excel files that I am aware of...

As always, any and all help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks


Sun, 14 Oct 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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