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Re^2: MS Word over Win32::OLE "suddenly" extremely slow

by guha (Priest)
on Aug 25, 2005 at 12:34 UTC ( #486527=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: MS Word over Win32::OLE "suddenly" extremely slow
in thread MS Word over Win32::OLE "suddenly" extremely slow

Here is a short example that displays the problem on the new computer

#!perl use strict; use warnings; use Win32::OLE; use Win32::OLE::Const; use Cwd; print "Load Const\n"; my $wdc = Win32::OLE::Const->Load("Microsoft Word") || die "Unable to load constants ", Win32::OLE->LastError(); print "Load Word Engine\n"; my $Word = Win32::OLE->new('Word.Application', 'Quit') || die "Unable to start Word Engine ", Win32::OLE->LastError(); $Word->{'Visible'} = 0 ; $Word->{'DisplayAlerts'} = 0; ## Open template print "Add new doc\n"; my $doc = $Word->Documents->Add() || die"Unable to open new doc ", Win32::OLE->LastError(); # Turnoff background operations $Word->Options->{'Pagination'} = 0; $Word->Options->{'PrintBackground'} = 1; $Word->Options->{'BackgroundSave'} = 0; my $range = $doc->Content; $range->Collapse( {Direction => $wdc->{wdCollapseEnd} } ); my $max_row = 25; my $max_col = 7; print "Creating table $max_row x $max_col\n"; my $t1 = $doc->Tables->Add($range, $max_row, $max_col); my $start = time; print "Start Data Entry\n"; foreach my $row (1 .. $max_row) { foreach my $col (1 .. $max_col) { $t1->Cell($row, $col)->Range->{Text} = "$row-$col"; } } print "Finished Data Entry ", time - $start, " secs\n"; $start = time; print "Start Center\n"; foreach my $row (2 .. $max_row) { foreach my $col (1,3,5.. $max_col) { $t1->Cell( $row, $col )->Range->ParagraphFormat->{'Alignment'} + = $wdc->{'wdAlignParagraphCenter'}; } } print "Finished Center ", time - $start , " secs\n"; my $path = cwd; my $out_file = "$path/word_ole.doc"; $out_file =~ s{\/}{\\}g; $doc->SaveAs($out_file); $doc->Close( { SaveChanges => $wdc->{wdDoNotSaveChanges} } );

I have timed this on three different computers. On the new one it takes around 50 secs to enter data and 70 secs to center data. Whereas on the others enter and center takes around one second each, which is what I was used to.

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Re^3: MS Word over Win32::OLE "suddenly" extremely slow
by wfsp (Abbot) on Aug 25, 2005 at 12:46 UTC
    ---------- Capture Output ---------- > "C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe" Load Const Load Word Engine Add new doc Creating table 25 x 7 Start Data Entry Finished Data Entry 1 secs Start Center Finished Center 1 secs > Terminated with exit code 0.
    It looks like I'm with the 'others' :-)

    Hope the other replies help you identify what's happening.


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