The company I am working with works with SAP_BASIS 740 and SAP_ABA 740. For older versions, and for S4/HANA, it is possible to deactivate Microsoft Word as editor in smartforms – you could find lots of information about that using a search engine. But not for 740.
Why do I want to do that in 740 as well? Because every time when I tick a ‘text’ in smartforms, and I forgot to choose another ‘tab’, e.g. Conditions, it lasts some 10 seconds (I do not want to exaggerate…) before I have access to the ‘text’; and usually, I just have to click through to the details editor. All together, a lot of time lost.
Hence, I was very eager to find a solution for 740, since I couldn’t find one out on the internet. And, I would not have written this post if I hadn’t found one myself.
Display SAPLSTXB, form CREATE_EDITOR_CONTROL.
Choose Program -> Enhance, then Edit -> Enhancement Operations -> Show Implicit Enhancement Operations.
Just under ‘form create_editor_control’, create your enhancement, name it e.g. ‘Z_EDITOR_NOT_WORD’.
Copy the text of the original form into your enhancement. Rename the fields l_* to lv_*, to prevent double definitions, adapt your code accordingly (fields l_adjustment and l_ret aren’t used…). Note the arrows (⇐) for the changes w.r.t. original code. Do not forget the ‘return’ at the end of your code. You could also just download my code and paste it at the correct place.
data: lv_adjustment type i,
lv_repid like sy-repid,
lv_dynnr like sy-dynnr,
* initialization of control variables
lv_repid = sy-repid.
lv_dynnr = sy-dynnr.
noflush = true.
* create custom container object in dynpro
create object textedit_custom_container
exporting container_name = ‘EDITOR_CUSTOM_CONTROL’
exceptions cntl_error = 1
cntl_system_error = 2
create_error = 3
lifetime_error = 4
lifetime_dynpro_dynpro_link = 5.
if sy-subrc <> 0.
clear: word_error. “⇐
* check if Word must be used
if oi_ed_checked eq false or
word_error eq true.
oi_editor = false.
word_error = false.
call function ‘NLS_WORD_ENABLE’
langu = language
ex_oi_editor = oi_editor.
oi_ed_checked = true.
clear: oi_editor, “⇐
if oi_editor = true.
create object word_editor
editor_container = textedit_custom_container
toolbar_visible = true.
* message e101.
* screen_invisible ‘EDITOR_CUSTOM_CONTROL’.
* TODO Error handling
else. ” PC Editor
* create editor object and link the control to the custom container
create object text_editor
parent = textedit_custom_container
caption_list = g_appl_captionlist
use_caption = g_appl_use_caption
* lifetime =
* style =
error_cntl_create = 1
others = 2.
if sy-subrc <> 0.
* Set drop handler for editor
set handler h_application->handle_symbol_drop for text_editor.