Solved

Working with the web

Posted on 2001-08-12
6
130 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Okay, this is a easy questions, just can't work it out.

Local intranet, they click on a link that takes them to a excel workbook, they make changes  etc etc,

I want then to click File, Save As
QUESTION!! I want them to automatically be in a default directory on the server.

Remember they open the excel in ie via a hyperlink.

Is there a way of making the default directory.

HELP
0
Comment
Question by:HVAC
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:dij8
ID: 6379918
No.  Although you should be able to add a macro and button to the spreadsheet.  Something along the lines of:
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
  "C:\My Documents\details.xls", FileFormat:=xlNormal, _
  Password:="", WriteResPassword:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, _
  CreateBackup:=False

You could add paramerters to the name that would mean it would never overwrite an existing one like the date or something.
0
 

Author Comment

by:HVAC
ID: 6382397
Remembering that the file would be different everytime, and that I would like them to enter the details into a database via an asp page that would make it difficult.

Would it be better if the save as dialog box appeared and they typed the name? Qiestion how can I get the save as dialog box to appear and have its path predefined.

Thanks for your comments dij8
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
dij8 earned 100 total points
ID: 6383227
You can't.  This is a security issue.  The save as dialog value is read only.  If it wasn't you could automate it quite easily.  In which csae you could start overwriting files that already exist.  Like system files!  Very bad.

The best you can do is educate your users.  And even that may not be enough for your preferences because some people like to organise their folders differently.  I know I certainly do.  I often don't install or save to the default folder.
0
Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:COBOLdinosaur
ID: 7117527
This question has been abandoned. I will make a recommendation to the
moderators on its resolution in a week or two. I appreciate any comments
that would help me to make a recommendation.
<note>
   In the absence of responses, I will recommend DELETE unless it is clear
   to me that it has value as a PAQ.  Silence = you don't care
</note>

Cd&

0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:COBOLdinosaur
ID: 7241877
It is time to clean this abandoned question up.  

I am putting it on a clean up list for CS.

<recommendation>
points to dij8

</recommendation>

If anyone participating in the Q disagrees with the recommendation,
please leave a comment for the mods.

Cd&
0
 

Expert Comment

by:DigitalXtreme
ID: 7953962
answer force-accepted per recommendation

DigitalXtreme
CS Moderator
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

In this short web based tutorial, I wanted to show users how they can still use the powers of FrontPage in conjunction with Expression Web 3.  Even though Microsoft eliminated the use of Web components, we can still use them with FrontPage and edit …
Now that Expression Web 4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Upgrade.aspx) is free if you buy or have the full version of Expression Web 3.0, now is the best time to  migrate from FrontPage to Expression Web (http://www.frontpage-to-exp…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to create a Printer Friendly PDF on a WordPress Page. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension, and SmallPDF.com Log…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to integrate Mailchimp with Facebook. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp and Facebook will be used. Log into your Mailchimp account. : Click on your name. Go to Account Setti…

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now