Shell command produces a "Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argumen

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  1. Marc B. Hankin

    Marc B. Hankin

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    I cannot figure out the Shell command in a Word subroutine produces a "Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument"

    The last two lines of my vbscript are:
    Msgbox strCmd
    RetVal = Shell(strCmd, 1)

    The following is the text string that appears in the msgbox:
    "e:\Apps\UtilitiesByMarc\inputBox wscript.popup_aaa.vbs" "e:\zmani\2018-5-13-17-34-21-0.7055475.txt" 8 "subPopupMsg_MultiLineMsg_Test" "0"

    If I open a DOS window and paste that text string into it, the command line works perfectly.
    So why does the last line of my script produce a "Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument"?
     
    Marc B. Hankin, May 14, 2018
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