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When you try to use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to change the properties of a document, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Run-time error '4248':
This command is not available because no document is open.
Run-time error '4605':
This method or property is not available because a document window is not active.
Run-time error '5941':
The requested member of the collection does not exist.
This problem may occur if you do not have a document open, or if the document that you are referencing is not open. Word can only change the properties of an open (or visible) document.
Note These error messages may also appear if you open the document with the Visible property set to False.
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290140The following sample VBA macros demonstrate how to change the value of the Title field in the Properties dialog box. The following sample also includes code to trap the error, in case there are no documents open, and to display a message:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290140/ )OFFXP: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
The following sample macro includes code that will do the following:
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