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Excel Macro to save a PDF

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
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.

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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
        On Error Resume Next
        strFolderName = .SelectedItems(1)
        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
        MsgBox "Action aborted, since no folder was selected!"
    End If

End Sub

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Thank-you for your solution, it works perfectly.