Q162399: WD97: Unexpected Name in "File Name" Box After Macro Change
Article: Q162399 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97 Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you use the Visual Basic for Applications BuiltInDocumentProperties property and the wdPropertyTitle constant in a macro to alter the title of a document, as in the following example, ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyTitle) = "My Title" and you then save the document, you may not receive the results you expect. Specifically, the name suggested in the Save As dialog box (in the File Name box) will reflect a name other than the name in the Title box in the Properties dialog box (on the File menu, click Properties). NOTE: This problem does not occur if you manually change the value in the Title box in the Properties dialog box. In this case, the Save As dialog box suggests the title of the document for the file name. CAUSE ===== This problem occurs when the document you are working with is based on a custom template that has a title. 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 The following example Visual Basic for Applications routine uses the Dialogs Collection to work around this problem: Sub SetDocTitle() With Dialogs(wdDialogFileSummaryInfo) .Title = "My Title" .Execute End With End Sub STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. MORE INFORMATION ================ When you save a new document, Word checks to see whether the document has a title. If it does, Word will suggest that title for the file name. By default, Word sets the title for a document equal to the title of the template that the document is based on. So, if the template has a title, Word uses that title for the suggested file name. If you programmatically change the title of the new document, the change will occur as expected in the Properties dialog box; however, when you choose either Save or Save As (on the File Menu), Word continues to suggest the title of the template. 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 : kbdta kbdtacode word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Issue type : kbbug Solution Type : kbpending =============================================================================
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