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VBSCRIPT that opens a RTF file in word PRINT PREVIEW mode and saves it in another folder

Posted on 2013-01-25
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Hello EE,

I have several rtf files that were created using SAS.  The page numbers (Page x of y) "appear" to be missing but can be seen if opened in "Print Preview" or when the table is printed.  What I would like to do is run a vbscript that does the following:  1) opens the file in "Print Preview (CTRL+F2)" mode.  2) file "save as" the same file in another folder.  This saved file will now show  the page numbers.  I currently have about 100 files and I really don't want to do this to each one.  I am attaching the file as an example.  This script will then be used as the second step of the process to see the page number values.  

Thanks in advance for your help...

Jeff
LBI-PTRB3SCR-smdisd1-test.doc
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Question by:ratliffjm
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by:Robert Schutt
Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
ID: 38825029
Try this:
Option Explicit

Const C_FOLDER_BASE = "C:\temp\"

Const C_FOLDER_INP = "input\"
Const C_FOLDER_OUT = "output\"

Const wdFormatDocument = 0

Dim oWrdApp, oWrdFil, oFS, oFolderInp, oFile, oFolderOut

Set oWrdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
oWrdApp.Visible = True

Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolderInp = oFS.GetFolder(C_FOLDER_BASE & C_FOLDER_INP)

For Each oFile In oFolderInp.Files
    If LCase(Right(oFile.Name, 4)) = ".rtf" Then
        Set oWrdFil = oWrdApp.Documents.Open(oFile.Path, False, False, False)
        oWrdFil.PrintPreview
        oWrdFil.SaveAs C_FOLDER_BASE & C_FOLDER_OUT & Left(oFile.Name, Len(oFile.Name) - 3) & "doc", wdFormatDocument, , , False
        oWrdFil.Close False
        Set oWrdFil = Nothing
    End If
Next

Set oFolderInp = Nothing
Set oFS = Nothing

oWrdApp.Quit
Set oWrdApp = Nothing

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by:ratliffjm
ID: 38832197
I edited your code and I got the following error:

Script" S:\REFMAL197\pageit.vbs
Line:16
Char: 1
Error: Path not found
Code: 800A004C
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error

My edited code is below. I think I made a mistake with the C_FOLDER_BASE. What should be the path of this value?

Option Explicit

Const C_FOLDER_BASE = "S:\REFMAL197\Deliverable\TFL\Production\Output\output_test\"

Const C_FOLDER_INP = "S:\REFMAL197\Deliverable\TFL\Production\Output\output_test\"
Const C_FOLDER_OUT = "S:\REFMAL197\Deliverable\TFL\Production\Output\output_testit\"

Const wdFormatDocument = 0

Dim oWrdApp, oWrdFil, oFS, oFolderInp, oFile, oFolderOut

Set oWrdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
oWrdApp.Visible = True

Set oFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFolderInp = oFS.GetFolder(C_FOLDER_BASE & C_FOLDER_INP)

For Each oFile In oFolderInp.Files
    If LCase(Right(oFile.Name, 4)) = ".rtf" Then
        Set oWrdFil = oWrdApp.Documents.Open(oFile.Path, False, False, False)
        oWrdFil.PrintPreview
        oWrdFil.SaveAs C_FOLDER_BASE & C_FOLDER_OUT & Left(oFile.Name, Len(oFile.Name) - 3) & "doc", wdFormatDocument, , , False
        oWrdFil.Close False
        Set oWrdFil = Nothing
    End If
Next

Set oFolderInp = Nothing
Set oFS = Nothing

oWrdApp.Quit
Set oWrdApp = Nothing



Thanks  so much!!!

Jeff
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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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The intentention was to use BASE as the base folder and input and output below it:
Const C_FOLDER_BASE = "S:\REFMAL197\Deliverable\TFL\Production\Output\"

Const C_FOLDER_INP = "output_test\"
Const C_FOLDER_OUT = "output_testit\"

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This would mean the files are currently in output_test. If not, just leave the input folder empty.
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