How to: Create New Documents
The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office version
For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.
When you create a document programmatically, the new document is a native Document object. This object does not have the additional events and data binding capabilities of a Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.Document host item. For more information, see Programmatic Limitations of Host Items and Host Controls.
Starting in SP1, you can use application-level add-ins to convert any Document object to a Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.Document host item. For more information, see Extending Word Documents and Excel Workbooks in Application-Level Add-ins at Run Time.
When you develop a document-level project, you cannot programmatically add Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.Document host items to your project.
To create a new document based on Normal.dot
this.Application.Documents.Add(ref missing, ref missing, ref missing, ref missing);
Using Custom Templates
The Add(Object, Object, Object, Object) method has an optional Template argument to create a new document based on a template other than Normal.dot. You must supply the file name and fully qualified path of the template.
To create a new document based on a custom template
object template = @"C:\Test\SampleTemplate.dot"; this.Application.Documents.Add(ref template, ref missing, ref missing, ref missing);