WD97: wdDocumentsPath Constant Returns Current Folder

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When you use the Visual Basic for Applications wdDocumentsPath constant to return the default documents folder (on the Tools menu, click Options and then click the File Locations tab), the constant returns the current folder instead of the default document folder.
To work around this problem, you can use the Dialogs collection to return the default documents path.

The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macro demonstrates using the Dialogs collection to return the default documents path:
Sub GetDefaultDocPath()   Dim DefDocPath As String   DefDocPath = Dialogs(wdDialogToolsOptionsFileLocations).Setting   MsgBox DefDocPathEnd Sub				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
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For additional information about how to change the default file name and directory, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
158348 WD97: How to Change the Default File Name and Directory

Article ID: 234483 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 22:28:34 - Revision: 2.1

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