Q161669: WD97: Can’t Open Selected Doc Using Dialogs FileFind Constant
Article: Q161669 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY ======= The Open button does not open the selected file after you run a Visual Basic for Applications macro using the wdDialogFileFind constant with the Dialogs collection object. CAUSE ===== All functionality using the wdDialogFileFind constant does not work as expected. STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed at the beginning of this article. WORKAROUND ========== 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 wdDialogFileOpen constant instead of the wdDialogFileFind constant. The following example will attempt to open a file using the path and filename you specify. The FileOpen dialog box will not display. To display the FileOpen dialog box replace dlg.Execute with dlg.Show: Note: Functionality is extremely limited searching for a file using wdDialogFileOpen versus wdDialogFileFind. Sub FindFileWorkAround() Dim strFilePath As String Dim strFileName As String Dim dlg As Dialog ' Change the following values to ' match your criteria. strFilePath = "D:\My Documents\" strFileName = "MyDoc.Doc" ' Set the FileOpen dialog to display ' the criteria. Set dlg = Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen) dlg.Name = strFilePath & strFileName ' If the file is not found, trap the ' error that will occur. On Error Resume Next ' Execute the dialog without displaying. ' If the file exists, the dlg.Execute ' command will open the file. dlg.Execute ' If the file does not exist, display ' Word default error. If Err = 5174 Then MsgBox Err.Description End If End Sub For more information about displaying built-in Word dialogs, while in the Visual Basic for Applications Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "dialogs" (without the quotation marks), click Search, and then click to view "Dialog Object." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Visual Basic Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component For information about how to do this in earlier versions of Word, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q135590 Can't Open Selected Document Using FileFind Macro MORE INFORMATION ================ The following macro demonstrates this behavior: Sub FileFindExample() Dialogs(wdDialogFileFind).Show End Sub When executed, this macro displays the Open dialog box (File menu). When you select a file and then click Open, the Open dialog box closes and the selected file is not opened. 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 vba vb vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbmacroexample word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbbug Solution Type : kbpending =============================================================================
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