Solved

Automatically save new Word Document from Access 07 with customised name

Posted on 2009-04-11
5
395 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Greekiwi
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Bottomley earned 450 total points
ID: 24122174
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Greekiwi
ID: 24122208
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"
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:CvD
CvD earned 50 total points
ID: 24122233
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.
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 24122245
Can you evaluate the variables ... I presume characters are invalid or the relevant directory path does not exist

Chris
0
 

Author Comment

by:Greekiwi
ID: 24122273
It was the slashes. Thanks guys
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction The Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) language is at the heart of every application that you write. It is your key to taking Access beyond the world of wizards into a world where anything is possible. This article introduces you to…
Shortcuts in Word Just the other day I had a training for Microsoft and they wanted me to show how well the new Windows and Office behaved on a touch device, which by the way is great, but it was only then that I realized that using keyboard shortc…
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

920 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

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now