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

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When you press TAB to move toanother form field, the following error message appears:
Run-time error '4198': Command Failed
The error occurs when you use the Microsoft Visual Basic for ApplicationsClose method in a macro that runs when you quit a form field in a protecteddocument.
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To work around this problem, you can use the OnTime method in one macro tocall another macro that then issues the Close method for your protectedform.

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 mustcreate two macros. The first macro, "MacroToRunOnExit," runs when you quita form field. It calls the second macro, "CloseDocument," which closes thedocument.

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

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

Public Sub CloseDocument()      Application.ActiveDocument.Close(wdDoNotSaveChanges)   End Sub				

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

Public Sub CloseDocument()      Application.ActiveDocument.Save      Application.ActiveDocument.Close(wdDoNotSaveChanges)   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, clickthe 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
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Article ID: 212706 - Last Review: 02/23/2014 01:14:42 - Revision: 2.1

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