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WD2000: How to Add Path and File Name to Title Bar of Document

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This article provides a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that automatically updates the active document's title bar to reflect the current document path and file name.
Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. To add the saved document file name and path to the active document's title bar, add the following macro code to your FileSave, FileSaveAs, or FileOpen macro:
With ActiveDocument   .ActiveWindow.Caption = .Path + "\" + .ActiveWindow.Document.NameEnd With				
To modify the default FileSave command, use the following steps:
  1. In a new Word document, point to Macro on the Tools menu, and then click Macros.
  2. In the Macros in list, click Word Commands.
  3. In the Macro name list, click to select FileSave.
  4. In the Macros in list, click " (global template)".

    NOTE: You can change the Macros in list to a custom template, if you only want to change the macro in a custom template.
  5. Click Create.
  6. In the Visual Basic Editor, add the following macro code to the end of the FileSave macro:

    With ActiveDocument      .ActiveWindow.Caption = .Path + "\" + .ActiveWindow.Document.Name   End With						
    For example, the completed FileSave macro should read as follows:
    Sub FileSave()'' FileSave Macro' Saves the active document or template and adds the path' and file name to document title bar.'   ActiveDocument.Save   With ActiveDocument      .ActiveWindow.Caption = .Path + "\" + .ActiveWindow.Document.Name   End WithEnd Sub						
  7. On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Word.
When you save your document, the file name and path appear in thetitle bar of the active document window.

NOTE: If you add this sample macro code to your FileOpen macro, and you open a document from the MRU (most recently used) list on the File menu, the document path and file name are not added to the title bar of the active document window. This is because the File menu MRU list does not use the default FileOpen command in Word to open an existing document.
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
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Article ID: 209194 - Last Review: 02/23/2014 01:13:25 - Revision: 3.2

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