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Posted on 2009-04-01
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HI,

I have created a macro that opens a custom form when the user clicks save on the template - this form loads before save and has the close button disabled so you have to click one of 2 buttons before you can save the document (its adds a property to the document in the categories field, either secure or non-secure).
What I am trying to do now and have never tried before is I want to be able to add this macro to normal.dot so the macro runs for all documents.
I want to use the Document_New() procedure but am not sure what part of my code needs to be transfered to this procedure so the macro runs when a new document is created.
Code that runs from the 2 buttons -
 
Private Sub nonsecureButton_Click()
Call WriteProp(sPropName:="Category", sValue:="Non-Secure")
Unload UserForm1
End Sub
 
Private Sub SecureButton_Click()
Call WriteProp(sPropName:="Category", sValue:="Secure")
Unload UserForm1
End Sub
 
WriteProp procedure -
 
Public Sub WriteProp(sPropName As String, sValue As String, Optional lType As Long = msoPropertyTypeString)
Dim bCustom As Boolean
 
  On Error GoTo ErrHandlerWriteProp
  ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(sPropName).Value = sValue
Exit Sub
 
Proceed:
  bCustom = True
 
Custom:
  ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties(sPropName).Value = sValue
  Exit Sub
 
AddProp:
  On Error Resume Next
  ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties.Add Name:=sPropName, LinkToContent:=False, Type:=lType, Value:=sValue
 
   If Err Then
    Debug.Print "The Property " & Chr(34) & sPropName & Chr(34) & " couldn't be written, because " & Chr(34) & sValue & Chr(34) & " is not a valid value for the property type"
  End If
 
  Exit Sub
 
ErrHandlerWriteProp:
  Select Case Err
    Case Else
   Err.Clear
  
   If Not bCustom Then
     
     Resume Proceed
   Else
     Resume AddProp
   End If
  End Select
 
End Sub
 
Current Document_New() procedure -
 
Private Sub Document_New()
 
Call Register_Event_Handler
 
End Sub
 
Event Handler - 
Dim X As New Class1
Public Sub Register_Event_Handler()
    Set X.App = Word.Application
End Sub

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by:Rartemass
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You can open word with a blank document.
Add this macro to it.
Hold shift then select File > Save all
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by:sbsbats
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HI,

I have not explained myself well here - all I want to do id run this macro from the DocumentNew() procedure and was looking for the syntax I need to do this -
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You need to name the macro AutoNew and save it in a template (eg normal.dot).
Then when a new document is created from that template the macro will run.

This should help with specifics:
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/macrosvba/documenteventscontent.htm
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by:sbsbats
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HI,

I keep getting told to rename the macro AutoNew - what do I rename? - my macro has 1 class module, 1 module, 1 documentNew and a userform - what do I rename? and how
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by:Rartemass
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Basically if you have a macro called:
Sub Macro1()

Rename it to Sub AutoNew()
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by:sbsbats
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HI,

I think this is were the communication is breaking down - you say to remane my macro but I don't know what my macros called or how to find that out - my macro consists of a number of forms, modules and classes - what exactly do I rename?
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Create a new macro:
Sub AutoNew()

Copy your code into it.

At the bottom ensure End Sub is present.

Sub AutoNew()
' Copy your code below
 
End Sub

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by:sbsbats
ID: 24073817
Hello,

I think you may be overestimating my VB skills - my programming experiance is Java and I am struggling with the VB setup - you asked me to create a new macro - do you mean in my existing project?
my macro has code all over the place - I have a class, a form that has two buttons that run events and code in my main module - what exactly would I paste into this new macro?

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by:Rartemass
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Where do you have the forms, buttons, classes, etc saved?
Are they part of an existing document?

Open Normal.dot.
Go into Macros (Tools >Macros in Word 2003. Developer ribbon in 2007)
Create a new Macro. It should automatically call it Macro1 and put the open and close lines in.
Replace the name Macro1 with AutoNew

Inside this call the first part of your code that starts the process (the form??).
Save as normal.dot

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by:sbsbats
ID: 24074009
Hi,

The above sounds good - the issue now is what to call in my AutoNew() - the form is loaded from the Class 1 module:
Public WithEvents App As Word.Application
Private Sub App_DocumentBeforeSave(ByVal Doc As Document, SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
UserForm1.Show
End Sub
Use this code?

The following is the UserForm code:
Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" _
  Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, _
  ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
 
Private Declare Function GetWindowLong Lib "user32" _
  Alias "GetWindowLongA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
  ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
 
Private Declare Function SetWindowLong Lib "user32" _
  Alias "SetWindowLongA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
  ByVal nIndex As Long, ByVal dwNewLong As Long) As Long
 
Const GWL_STYLE = (-16)
 
Const WS_SYSMENU = &H80000


Private Sub nonsecureButton_Click()
Call WriteProp(sPropName:="Category", sValue:="Non-Secure")
Unload UserForm1
End Sub

Private Sub SecureButton_Click()
Call WriteProp(sPropName:="Category", sValue:="Secure")
Unload UserForm1
End Sub

Private Sub UserForm_Click()

End Sub
Public Sub WriteProp(sPropName As String, sValue As String, Optional lType As Long = msoPropertyTypeString)
Dim bCustom As Boolean

  On Error GoTo ErrHandlerWriteProp
  ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(sPropName).Value = sValue
Exit Sub

Proceed:
  bCustom = True

Custom:
  ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties(sPropName).Value = sValue
  Exit Sub

AddProp:
  On Error Resume Next
  ActiveDocument.CustomDocumentProperties.Add Name:=sPropName, LinkToContent:=False, Type:=lType, Value:=sValue

   If Err Then
    Debug.Print "The Property " & Chr(34) & sPropName & Chr(34) & " couldn't be written, because " & Chr(34) & sValue & Chr(34) & " is not a valid value for the property type"
  End If

  Exit Sub

ErrHandlerWriteProp:
  Select Case Err
    Case Else
   Err.Clear
 
   If Not bCustom Then
     
     Resume Proceed
   Else
     Resume AddProp
   End If
  End Select


End Sub

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
'this hides the X on the caption line
 
Dim hWnd As Long, a As Long
 
Dim V As Integer
 
V = CInt(Left(Application.Version, _
InStr(Application.Version, ".")))
 
'If V = 8 this is Word 97
 
If V = 8 Then
 
hWnd = FindWindow("ThunderXFrame", Me.Caption)
 
Else
 
hWnd = FindWindow("ThunderDFrame", Me.Caption)
 
End If
 
a = GetWindowLong(hWnd, GWL_STYLE)
 
SetWindowLong hWnd, GWL_STYLE, a And Not WS_SYSMENU

End Sub

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by:Rartemass
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Yes. It looks like you would use the class 1 module as you mentioned above.
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by:sbsbats
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HI,

I created the AutoNew macro and pasted in the following code -
Sub AutoNew()

Private Sub App_DocumentBeforeSave(ByVal Doc As Document, SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
UserForm1.Show
End Sub

End Sub

Still no go (no error just dosn't load the form when the user clicks the save button)
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Where is the rest of your code saved?
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HI,

The buttons, forms and modules are stored in a template called "prop testing.dot" - I need to transfer this code to the new AutoNew macro but am unsure where to paste this code - do I gather all the code and just paste it inot the AutoNew sub?
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Rartemass earned 500 total points
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I don't think that will work.
Keep the other code in their separate subs, but copy them from 'prop testing.dot' to normal.dot.

If you open Word the normal.dot is opened. You can see all the macros loaded. You need to add in your individual macros here. Then add in the AutoNew() macro that loads the first part of your code as you did above.

I think it failed to do anything before because the rest of the code wasn't in the template.
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by:sbsbats
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HI and cheers for your advice - I went the addin way instead in the end
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