File in Use problem

I'm revisiting some VBS scripts that I wrote several years ago to generate 
resumes for me (via Word macros) and would like some guidance on a couple of 
errors I am getting. I'll post about the two errors separately so that each 
has its own thread.

My VBS script is pretty simple:

' Get arguments into variables
If WScript.Arguments.Count > 0 Then
 MsgBox "Too many arguments; expecting none."
End If

' Find path for MyDocuments folder
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(&H5&)
strMyDocPath = objFolder.Self.Path

' Start Word Application, open resume.doc in MyDocuments
Set oWd = CreateObject("Word.Application")
oWd.Visible = False
Set oDoc = oWd.Documents.Open(strMyDocPath & "\rhino-resume.doc")

'Run macro named createResumeFromFile, which has no arguments, and catch its 
return code

'Save changes to doc on closing and quit Word
Set oWd = Nothing

Set objShell = Nothing

'Exit the script with the value of the return code from the macro/function. 
That will be zero from a successful execution or 1 otherwise.

When I execute this code, I get a message dialog saying:

File In Use

 rhino-resume.doc is locked for editing by 'another user'.

Do you want to:
() Open a Read Only copy
() create a local copy and merge your changes later
() Receive notification when the original copy is available

[Ok] [Cancel]

Why am I getting this error? I'm pretty sure I don't have any other user 
accessing the file. This computer is a standalone machine with internet 
access; it is NOT a server. I'm running Windows XP SP2 and have one other 
user account on the computer but use it only VERY rarely.

I suspect this problem stems from a message I got several days back where 
Word offered something or another - I can't remember the context or message 
but it had something to do with saving a copy of the file - but I'm not 
sure. Also, I'm not sure what to do about it if I am right. How do I make 
Word understand that it can open the file with full read-write access and 
run the macro for me?

Since writing the macros and the VBS scripts, I've upgraded from Word 2002 
to Word 2007. I'm afraid I've forgotten quite a bit of what I was doing when 
I wrote the macros and scripts so I'm not sure if the upgrade is a factor or 
not relevant at all....


2/23/2010 11:24:17 PM
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Sorry, please ignore this thread. I finally figured it out on my own.

It's funny how I often don't think of the solution until AFTER I've posted 
the question to a newsgroup or forum, even after giving it a lot of thought. 
It must be something to do with the process of describing the problem for 
someone else that finally clarifies it all in your brain....


2/23/2010 11:48:13 PM

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