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Microsoft KB Archive/169937

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

Article ID: 169937

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q169937


SUMMARY

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.
         Save_SaveAs
      Else
         ' Otherwise, save the document.
         ActiveDocument.Save
      End If
   End Sub
                


   Sub FileSaveAs()
      ' Call the Save_SaveAs macro.
      Save_SaveAs
   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


REFERENCES

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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