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The SaveAs method of the Document object in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications has an optional parameter called FileFormat that you can use to specify the save format for the document.
This article describes how to use the FileFormat property of the SaveAs method to specify a converter that is not supported with one of the supplied constants (values).
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)FileFormat accepts the following built-in conversion constants:
Save as a Word document.wdFormatText
Text Only: Saves text without its formatting. Converts all section breaks, page breaks, and newline characters to paragraph marks. Uses the ANSI character set. Select this format only if the destination program cannot read any of the other available file formats.wdFormatDOSText
MS-DOS Text: Converts files the same way as Text only format (wdFormatText). Uses the extended ASCII character set, which is the standard for MS-DOS-based programs. Use this format to share documents between Word and non-Windows-based programs.wdFormatTextLineBreaks
Text only with line breaks: Saves text without formatting. Converts all line breaks, section breaks, and page breaks to paragraph marks. Use this format when you want to maintain line breaks. For example, when transferring documents to an electronic mail system.wdFormatDOSTextLineBreaks
MS-DOS text only with line breaks: Saves text without formatting. Converts all line breaks, section breaks, and page breaks to paragraph marks. Use this format when you want to maintain line breaks, for example, when transferring documents to an electronic mail system.wdFormatRTF
Rich Text Format (RTF): Saves all formatting. Converts formatting to instructions that other programs, including compatible Microsoft programs, can read and interpret.wdFormatTemplate
Save as a Word template.wdFormatUnicodeText
Saves as a Unicode text file. Converts text between common character encoding standards, inclucing Unicode 2.0, Mac OS, Windows, EUC and ISO-8859 series.
Other File TypesIf you record a macro that saves a file as a type not supported by one of the constants described earlier, the FileFormat property will contain a number. The following sample macro was recorded using HTML as the Save As Type:
Note the number 103 that was recorded for the HTML FileFormat argument. This number may not be the same on another computer.
To retrieve the correct FileFormat number for a conversion type for any computer, use the FileConverters collection. The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro saves a document in HTML format on any computer:
NOTE: In the following example, replace "HTML" with the class name you want to Save As. For a list of class names, see the "Obtaining Class Names" section later in this article.
For more information about the SaveFormat Property, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "SaveFormat," click Search, and then click to view "SaveFormat Property."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176476/EN-US/ )Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
Obtaining Class NamesThe following list contains converters and class names installed by Word that you can use for saving a document:
To retrieve other class names for an installed converter to Save As, you can loop through the FileConverters collection.
Converter ClassName ---------------------------------------------------- HTML Document HTML MS-DOS Text with Layout MS-DOS Text with Layout Text with Layout Text with Layout Word 2.x for Windows MSWordWin2 Converter: Word 4.0 for Macintosh MSWordMac4 Word 5.0 for Macintosh MSWordMac5 Word 5.1 for Macintosh MSWordMac51 WordPerfect 5.0 WrdPrfctDOS50 WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS WrdPrfctDOS51 WordPerfect 5.x for Windows WrdPrfctWin WordPerfect 5.1 or 5.2 Secondary File WrdPrfctDat WordPerfect 5.0 Secondary File WrdPrfctDat50 Works 3.0 for Windows MSWorksWin3 Works 4.0 for Windows MSWorksWin4 Word 6.0/95 MSWord6Exp Word 97 & 6.0/95 - RTF MSWord6RTFExp
The following sample macro loops through all installed converters that you can use for saving, and then inserts the converter name and associated class name into a blank document:
For more information about the ClassName property, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "ClassName," click Search, and then click to view "ClassName Property."
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
173707For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173707/EN-US/ )How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 185052 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
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