Q159676: WD97: Close Method in Macro Fails in Protected Form
Article: Q159676 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kberrmsg kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== You receive the following error message when you press TAB to move to another form field: Run-time error '4198': Command Failed CAUSE ===== The error occurs when you use the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Close method in a macro that runs when you exit a form field in a protected document. WORKAROUND ========== Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS To work around this problem you can use the OnTime method in one macro to call another macro that then issues the Close method for your protected form. The OnTime method uses the following syntax: expression.OnTime(When, Name, Tolerance) Because the Name argument requires the name of a macro to run, you must create two macros. The first macro, "MacroToRunOnExit," runs when you exit a form field. It calls the second macro, "CloseDocument," which closes the document. NOTE: When you use this method, you can only use the wdDoNotSaveChanges constant for the Close Method. Public Sub MacroToRunOnExit() Application.OnTime When:=Now, Name:="CloseDocument" End Sub Public Sub CloseDocument() Application.ActiveDocument.Close(wdDoNotSaveChanges) End Sub To save the document before you close it, add the Save command before the Close command: Public Sub CloseDocument() Application.ActiveDocument.Save Application.ActiveDocument.Close(wdDoNotSaveChanges) End Sub For more information about the OnTime method, while in the Visual Basic for Applications Editor click the Office Assistant, type "OnTime Method" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "OnTime Method." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions For information about how to do this in earlier versions of Word, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q126366 WD: FileClose in Macro Doesn't Work with Protected Form MORE INFORMATION ================ For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: wordcon vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kberrmsg kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbprb =============================================================================
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