Q167876: WD97: Documents Collection Fails When Document Is Closed
Article: Q167876 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): WINDOWS:97 Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbmacro kbProgramming kbdta 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 Documents collection to return all currently open documents, the document names returned to your procedure may produce duplicate names and the collection returned is incorrect. For example, if the following three documents are currently open in Word, Doc1.doc Doc2.doc Doc3.doc and you close Doc1.doc and then run your procedure to return the collection, the following series of files is returned, even though Doc3.doc is still open. Doc2.doc Doc2.doc 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 Use the Windows collection in a Visual Basic for Applications macro to work around this problem. For example: Sub DocCollection() Dim wDoc As Window ' Loop through all Windows currently open. For Each wDoc In Windows ' Display name of document open in the current window. MsgBox wDoc.Document.name Next End Sub If you have several windows, which contain the same document, open at the same time, modify the code to check for duplicate document window names. For example: Sub DocCollection() Dim wDoc As Window Dim sCap As String ' Loop through all Windows currently open. For Each wDoc In Windows ' Get the Window caption. sCap = wDoc.Caption ' If the document open in the current window ' is a duplicate window (signified by the ' document name followed by a colon and ' the window number in the Caption property). If InStr(1, sCap, ":") > 0 Then ' and if the number equals 1 (first copy of document). If Mid$(sCap, InStr(1, sCap, ":") + 1, 1) = "1" Then ' Return the document name. MsgBox wDoc.Document.Name End If ' If the window caption does not contain a colon, ' return the window's document name. Else MsgBox wDoc.Document.Name End If Next End Sub STATUS ====== Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. 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 : kbmacro kbProgramming kbdta word8 kbwordvba word97 Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : WINDOWS:97 Hardware : x86 Issue type : kbbug Solution Type : kbpending =============================================================================
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