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XL2000: How to Convert All Files on a Server to Microsoft Excel
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The Microsoft Excel File Conversion add-in converts all of the files in one folder. This article describes how to use a Visual Basic for Applications macro to convert the files in a folder and all of its subfolders.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)In Microsoft Excel 2000, the Application object has FileSearch and FoundFiles properties that return an object containing the list of files found in the search. These properties can be used to open another file type and then save it in Excel 2000 format.
NOTE: If you do not want to see each workbook that is opened and closed, add the following line to the beginning of the macro:
If you convert a large number of files, this line may cause the macro to appear to stop responding.
The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro converts the files in a folder and its subfolders:
For more information about FileSearch, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type filesearch object in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.