troubleshooting Question

outlook vba to saveas .msg allowing user to navigate to target folder.

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rberkeFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft AccessOutlookMicrosoft Excel
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Outlook's Item.SaveAs  path,olMsg    requires a fully qualified path.  

How can I let the user choose the folder path?

I'll take any solution, but the ideal solution would allow the user to suggest a folder and filename, but allow the vba program to enforce certain file naming conventions.

Something like Excel's GetSaveAsFileName would be ideal the problem.

I thought this would be simple, but a half hour of googling convinced me otherwise.


P.S.  I even tried
set xls = createobject("Excel.Application")
targetname = xls.getsaveasfilename

But, the xls navigation dialog seems to get "buried" under Outlook where noone can see it.  I could problably make it pop to the top with various tricks but I think I would end up regretting that.

Also, I found 'BrowseFolder' code at
but I really want to have an initalfolder option which that subroutine does not seem to have.

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