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Hello All,

I'm using MS Access 97. Here's my Function code. I need to save the file (DS.rtf) to a default directory.
I can't force the saved file to the default directory "MY Documents" unless I use the .ShowSave method
(which I don't want to use). For some reason, if I comment-out the .ShowSave part, the file is saved
in my app path directory. I need the file saved to the default directory.

Next, for you (ACCESS) guys, is there a way to hide the dialog box that appears telling you that the file is being outputed (Printed) when this function runs? There is a CANCEL button that I don't want a user to hit.

I originally posted this question on the MS Access area, but no one knew the answers - I thought you could help!

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Function AutoEmailRecipients_SaveAsMViewDRRTF()
On Error GoTo Export_Err

Dim oCmnDlg As CommonDialog
Dim strFormat As String
Dim strFileName As String

Set oCmnDlg = Forms!frm_EmailDailyToRecipients!CommonDialog_Email.Object

With oCmnDlg
   .FileName = "DS.rtf"
   ' Prompt the user if the file already exists.
   .Flags = cdlOFNHideReadOnly
   ' Determine if the cancel button was pressed.
   .CancelError = True
   .Filter = _
   "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)|*.rtf"
   .FilterIndex = 2
   ' Default the initial directory to "C:\My Documents".
   .InitDir = "C:\My Documents" 'Windows\Temp"
   
   '.ShowSave
   
   ' Determine what file type was selected; then save the
   ' file in that format.
   strFormat = acFormatRTF
   strFileName = .FileName
   
   DoCmd.OutPutTo acOutputReport, "rptEmail_To_Recipients_DR", _
   strFormat, strFileName
   
End With

   Exit Function
Export_Exit:
   Exit Function
   
Export_Err:
       ' Check to see if the cancel button was pressed.
     
   If Err.Number = 32755 Then
Resume Export_Exit
   
   Else: MsgBox "Action has been canceled.", vbOKOnly, DSVer
   End If

Resume Export_Exit

End Function

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Thanks,

ADawn
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WolfgangKoenig earned 140 total points
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Have you try this?
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DoCmd.OutPutTo acOutputReport, "rptEmail_To_Recipients_DR", _
  strFormat, strFileDir & strFileName

I think you don't need the Common Save Dialog to
save the rtf file you must only set the fully path
and filename in the OutPutTo command like the above
example ...

Regards;)
WoK


 

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by:EDDYKT
ID: 6847120
It work for me.

' Default the initial directory to "C:\My Documents".
  .InitDir = "C:\My Documents" 'Windows\Temp"


ARe your sure the dir c:\my documents exist?
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by:ADawn
ID: 6847335
EDDYKT

Did you comment-out .ShowSave or did you have the dialog show, then save to C:\"My Documents"?
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by:EDDYKT
ID: 6847377
To my test program

I did not comment out .showsave but I use

.InitDir = "C:\program files" instead because I don't have

"C:\My Documents" in my computer.

That why I said are you sure "C:\My Documents" exists?

If not, it will not point you to initdir.
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by:WolfgangKoenig
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Your destination is to to save the file (DS.rtf) to a specific directorythe following statements do this:
DoCmd.OutPutTo acOutputReport, "rptEmail_To_Recipients_DR", _
 strFormat, "C:\My Documents\DS.rtf"


This solution presumes that the dir C:\My Documents exists...

WoK?



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by:ADawn
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You're right, no need of common save dialog. For the save to file location (yes, "My Documents" exists), but this is want I used. strFileDir = "C:\My Documents" & "\" & FileName. I guess I could have used: "C:\My Documents\" & FileName.

Thanks for all the response. ADawn
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by:ADawn
ID: 6847658
You're right, no need of common save dialog. For the save to file location (yes, "My Documents" exists), but this is want I used. strFileDir = "C:\My Documents" & "\" & FileName. I guess I could have used: "C:\My Documents\" & FileName.

Thanks for all the response. ADawn
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