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WD97: Avoiding "Save As" Alert When Saving to Different Format

Article ID: 169937

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169937


When you save a file in a format other than the default Microsoft Word 97 format, the Office Assistant may prompt that you may lose some features.

This article discusses a method you can use to avoid this prompt each time you save a document.


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To prevent the Office Assistant prompt you each time you save a document in a format other than Word 97, you need to create three Visual Basic for Applications macros. Name each macro as follows:

FileSave, FileSaveAs, and Save_SaveAs

then type the following example Visual Basic for Applications code into each respective macro:

   Sub FileSave()
      ' If the document has not been saved
      ' display the File SaveAs dialog.
      If ActiveDocument.Saved = False Then
         ' Call the Save_SaveAs macro.
         ' Otherwise, save the document.
      End If
   End Sub

   Sub FileSaveAs()
      ' Call the Save_SaveAs macro.
   End Sub

   Public Sub Save_SaveAs()

      ' **********************************************
      ' This macro replaces the default functionality
      ' of the FileSaveAs command.
      ' **********************************************
      Dim myDialog As Dialog
      Set myDialog = Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
      ' Display the Dialog and save the document.
      If myDialog.Display Then
         ActiveDocument.SaveAs myDialog.Name, myDialog.Format, _
         myDialog.LockAnnot, myDialog.Password, myDialog.AddToMru, _
         myDialog.WritePassword, myDialog.RecommendReadOnly, _
         myDialog.EmbedFonts, myDialog.NativePictureFormat, _
         myDialog.FormsData, myDialog.SaveAsAOCELetter
      End If
   End Sub

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

173707 OFF97: 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:

163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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