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GetSaveAsFilename & filefilter for Excel 2007/2010

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Regarding the code below. Instead of text files, how would you make the filefilter Excel? Both 2007/2010


TextFilename = Application.GetSaveAsFilename(InitialFileName:="New_Name", _
            filefilter:="Text Files (*.txt), *.txt", _
            Title:="Enter a name for the text file and choose a folder in which to save the text file.")

    If TextFilename <> False Then
    'Copy the worksheet containing text and number data to a new, temporary workbook.
   
        ThisWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Copy
   
        ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=DoleFilename, FileFormat:=xlText, CreateBackup:=False
       
        ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False

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filefilter:="Excel workbooks (*.xls*), *.xls*"
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Perfect. Thank you.
To expand xls to include xlsx, xlsm, would that be:
filefilter:="Excel workbooks (*.xls*), *.xls*,(*.xlsx*), *.xlsx*,(*.xlsm*), *.xlsm*"
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Not quite.
The base is xls. The asterisk stands for any letter or nothing.
So, xls* would include xlsx and xlsm as well as xls.
If you wanted to expand the filter please watch out for the comma. You can't have more than one. The comma separates the description you see from the filter you set.
Hence,
filefilter:="Excel workbooks (*.xls*), *.xls*"
has the same effect as
filefilter:="Excel workbooks, *.xls*"
If you wanted to include templates you should define
filefilter:="Excel workbooks (*.xls*)(*.xlt*), *.xls* *.xlt*"
You can also use a construct like this:-
Filter = "Excel Files (*.xls),*.xls," & _
        "Text Files (*.txt),*.txt," & _
        "All Files (*.*),*.*"
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by:dgd1212
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Thank you for the solution and clarification.
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