Microsoft KB Archive/170727
Article ID: 170727
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q170727
In Microsoft Word, the Visual Basic for Applications FileCopy command allows a specified file to be copied to another directory location.
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The following macro copies the file "My Document.Doc" from "C:\My Documents" to the folder "C:\:Backup"
This example provides an error trap which alerts you when you need to take corrective steps to complete the operation.
Sub FileCopyExample() Dim sSourcePath As String Dim sTargetPath As String ' Change these paths to your Source and Target paths. sSourcePath = "D:\My Documents\My Document.Doc" sTargetPath = "C:\Backup\My Document.Doc" On Error Resume Next ' Copy the file. FileCopy sSourcePath, sTargetPath If Err > 0 Then MsgBox Err.Description End Sub
NOTE: If you try to use the FileCopy statement on a file that is currently open, you receive a "Permission Denied" error.
Unlike the Wordbasic CopyFile command, if a file of the same name already exists in the target directory, Word will not display a message asking if you want to replace the existing file.
For more information about the FileCopy Statement, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "FileCopy," click Search, and then click to view "FileCopy Statement."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
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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