WD2000: Can't Open Selected Doc Using Dialogs FileFind Constant

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SYMPTOMS
The Open button does not open the selected file after you run a VisualBasic for Applications macro using the wdDialogFileFind constant with the Dialogs collection object.
CAUSE
All functionality using the wdDialogFileFind constant does not work asexpected.
WORKAROUND
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To work around this problem, you can use the wdDialogFileOpen constantinstead of the wdDialogFileFind constant. The following sample macro attempts to open a file using the path and file name you specify. The FileOpen dialog box will not be displayed.

NOTE: Functionality is extremely limited searching for a file usingwdDialogFileOpen versus FileSearch method.

Sub FindFileWorkAround()  ' Change the following values to match your criteria.   scrPath = "C:\My Documents\"   scrFileName = "MyDoc.Doc"   ' Set the FileOpen dialog to display the criteria.   Set dlg = Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)   dlg.Name = scrFilePath & scrFileName   ' If the file is not found, trap the error.   On Error Resume Next   ' Execute the dialog without displaying.If the file exists   ' the dlg.Execute command will open the file.   dlg.Execute        ' If the file does not exist, display default error.   If Err = 5174 Then      MsgBox Err.Description   End IfEnd Sub				

NOTE: To display the Open dialog box, replace dlg.Execute with dlg.Show; the value of scrPath is displayed in the Look in box.

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


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


For information about how to do this in earlier versions of Word, pleasesee the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
135590Can't Open Selected Document Using FileFind Macro
MORE INFORMATION
The following macro demonstrates this behavior:
Sub FileFindExample()   Dialogs(wdDialogFileFind).ShowEnd Sub				


When run, this macro displays the Open dialog box (File menu). Whenyou select a file and then click Open, the Open dialog box closes, and theselected file is not opened.

The FileFind dialog box was eliminated in Word version 6.0. The WordBasic FileFind command equivalent in Visual Basic is FileSearch. Therefore, the dialog constant wdDialogFileFind is present for backward compatibility purposes only.
REFERENCES
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: 212678 - Last Review: 02/23/2014 01:14:41 - Revision: 2.0

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