Replace Text error "Application is busy"

Hello UiPath community.

I need to replace separately a lot(>20) of text like “XXX” in a word document
I use the replace text activity inside word application scope sometimes It works but sometimes I have error on one of the replace activity : “The message filter indicated that the application is busy.”

I have used some delay (15s) between replace text activity but it doesn’t work.

I’ve been stuck on this problem for a few days now
I’d really like some help from you
Thank you

Hi @Anas_Touda_Lachiri
Welcome to the UiPath community!

Is the file you’re working on saved in an online-sync folder such as OneDrive or Google Drive? If the file you’re working on is being locked on or monitored for changes by any third-party software, it’s likely that they are causing conflict with each other because of simultaneously trying to access it.
If that’s the case, try disabling it or removing it to a different folder.

Also, maybe try the same code on another word document, it could be that the document you’re working on is too large or has complex structure, making modifications time-consuming. Try a simpler word document to use the replace text activity.

I hope this helps.

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Hi @RPAForEveryone
Thank you, I appreciate your help

I dont use any online-sync folder like onedrive.
Indeed my document is quite big but I really need to use that document

I’m thinking to divide the document in several sub-documents and after the merges between them but I don’t know if it’s possible with UIPath