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Automatically save new Word Document from Access 07 with customised name

Posted on 2009-04-11
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I use the code below to open a new document based on a template. When the Word file opens it is called Document 1. Is there anyway to automatically save a copy of the file with a customised name (based on fields in the Access form) to a specified folder?
strtoday = Date

    strfrom = Me.OrderPickUp

    strto = Me.OrderDestination

    strdate = Format(Me.OrderDate, "DDDD dd MMMM, YYYY")

    strtime = Me.OrderStartTime

    strtype = Me.WCCType.Column(1)

    strcosttype = Me.WCCCostType

    strboxes = Me.WBox

    strcostboxes = Me.WCostBox

    strtotalex = Me.WTotalEx

    strtotalgst = Me.WTotalGST

    Strtotalincl = Me.WTotalInc

    Set wApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")

    Set wDoc = wApp.Documents.Add(Template:="C:\Users\Robert\Desktop\wcchup.dotx")

    wApp.Visible = True

    For Each wSec In wDoc.Sections

   

           For Each wPara In wSec.Range.Paragraphs

            Select Case True

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{today}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{today}", strtoday)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{from}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{from}", strfrom)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{to}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{to}", strto)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{date}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{date}", strdate)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{time}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{time}", strtime)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{type}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{type}", strtype)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{costtype}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{costtype}", strcosttype)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{boxes}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{boxes}", strboxes)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{costboxes}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{costboxes}", strcostboxes)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{totalex}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{totalex}", strtotalex)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{totalgst}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{totalgst}", strtotalgst)

                    

                Case InStr(1, wPara.Range.Text, "{totalincl}") > 0

                    wPara.Range.Text = Replace(wPara.Range.Text, "{totalincl}", Strtotalincl)
 

                End Select

   

        Next

    Next
 

End Sub

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Question by:Greekiwi
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Hello Greekiwi,

i.e.
wdoc.SaveAs "c:\deleteme\" param1 & param2 & ".doc"

where param1 and param2 are for examples field derived data from Access record

Regards,
Chris
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by:Greekiwi
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I have put this after the last next:

wdoc.SaveAs "C:\Users\Robert\Desktop\" & Me.OrderDate & Me.WCCHUPID & ".doc"

And get this error
"This is not a valid name. Try on or more of the following:
CHeck the path to make sure it was typed correctly
Select a file from the list of files and folder"
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by:CvD
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Your problem probably is in your date format. If it contains slashes, windows will not allow it as a filename. Make sure the output of Me.OrderDate does not contain slahes.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Can you evaluate the variables ... I presume characters are invalid or the relevant directory path does not exist

Chris
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by:Greekiwi
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It was the slashes. Thanks guys
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