WD2000: Close Method in Macro Fails in Protected Form Field Document

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When you press TAB to move to another form field, the following error message appears:
Run-time error '4198': Command Failed


The error occurs when you use the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Close method in a macro that runs when you quit a form field in a protected document.


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To work around this problem, you can use the OnTime method in one macro to call another macro that then issues the Close method for your protected form.

The OnTime method uses the following syntax:

   expression.OnTime(When, Name, Tolerance)

Because the Name argument requires the name of a macro to run, you must create two macros. The first macro, "MacroToRunOnExit," runs when you quit a form field. It calls the second macro, "CloseDocument," which closes the document.

NOTE: When you use this method, you can only use the wdDoNotSaveChanges constant for the Close Method.

Public Sub MacroToRunOnExit()
      Application.OnTime When:=Now, Name:="CloseDocument"
   End Sub

Public Sub CloseDocument()
   End Sub

To save the document before you close it, add the Save command before the Close command:

Public Sub CloseDocument()
   End Sub

For more information about OnTime method, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type OnTime method in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.


For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536 OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


Article ID: 212706 - Last Review: February 23, 2014 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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