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Posted on 2002-06-04
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Hi

Here is the simple macro I have recorded in Word.
It creats a backup.doc file after inserting the contents of all
the .doc files saved in My Documents.

I can run it if I know the exact file name. But if I don't know the
names of all the files, how can get the first word file, insert the
contents, then grab the second one for backup.


Sub Macro3()
'
' Macro3 Macro
' Macro recorded 04/06/02 by shantanu

Documents.Add DocumentType:=wdNewBlankDocument
ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\My Documents\"
Selection.InsertFile FileName:="AGREEMENT OF LEAVE AND
LICENCE.doc"

Selection.InsertFile FileName:="elite.txt"

ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="backup.doc"

End Sub

Thanks
Shantanu Oak
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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with a loop you could easily grab all documents names:
dim doc as document
for each doc in application.documents
   debug.print doc.name
next
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sorry:
dim ff as string
ff=dir$("C:\My Documents\" & "*.doc",vbarchive)
do while ff<>""
   Selection.InsertFile FileName:="C:\My Documents\" & ff
   ff=dir$()
loop
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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If you need to insert ALL files from C:\My Documents\" then
replace with:
ff=dir$("C:\My Documents\" & "*.*",vbarchive)

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Hi shantanuo,
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per recommendation

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