We currently use robot to test the applications we develop, but I've been asked to evaluate RFT.

A number of our applications' functions produce outputs to MS Word. In my robot scripts, I've used Word's compare and merge utility to compare the output against a baseline file that I store on the server and this works fine.

I'm trying to do something similar in RFT, but I can't get it to recognise any commands in Word - I can go through the whole process while recording, but when I stop the recorder no code has been added to my script.

I also can't add a VP to Word's message box (the one that says there are no differences) - when I drag the hand across I don't get a red box and the hand eventually just disappears.

I've tried added Word to my list of applications to test, but this hasn't had any effect. Any suggestions?