Excel Macro to save a PDF

Bob Barnes
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I am wanting to convert some sheets in a workbook to individual PDFs, each with the name indicated on the sheet's tab. I have managed to save the PDF's with its name being the same as an individual cell ("C15"), but it's not perfect. Here is my effort:

Sub Convert_PDF()
'
' Convert_PDF Macro
'
ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
    ActiveSheet.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, Filename:=Range("C15").Value _
    , Quality:=xlQualityStandard, IncludeDocProperties:=True, IgnorePrintAreas _
    :=False, OpenAfterPublish:=True
    Range("G15").Select
End Sub

Although this works and a PDF file is produced, it is saved in My Documents (sometimes) and has turned up in all sorts of random places on other occassions. I would like to save the individual PDFs to a file of my choosing, as the macro begins to run.

Please tell me this is possible and how it can be done.

Thanks for any help.

Bob
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Commented:
Hi,

pls try

Sub Convert_PDF()
 '
 ' Convert_PDF Macro
 '
    sItem = ""
    Set fldr = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    With fldr
        .Title = "Select a Folder"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        If .Show = 1 Then Exit Sub
        sItem = .SelectedItems(1) & "\" 
    End With

    ActiveSheet.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
    ActiveSheet.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, Filename:=sItem & Range("C15").Value _
    , Quality:=xlQualityStandard, IncludeDocProperties:=True, IgnorePrintAreas _
    :=False, OpenAfterPublish:=True
     Range("G15").Select
 End Sub

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Regards
If I understood correctly, this is what you want:
Sub Convert_PDF()

    Dim sht As Worksheet
    Dim strFolderName As String

    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Show
        On Error Resume Next
        strFolderName = .SelectedItems(1)
        Err.Clear
        On Error GoTo 0
    End With
    
    If Len(strFolderName) > 0 Then
        For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
            sht.Protect DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
            sht.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, Filename:=strFolderName & "\" & sht.Name, Quality:=xlQualityStandard, IncludeDocProperties:=True, IgnorePrintAreas:=False, OpenAfterPublish:=True
        Next
    Else
        MsgBox "Action aborted, since no folder was selected!"
    End If

End Sub

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Commented:
Thank-you for your solution, it works perfectly.

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