Microsoft KB Archive/170892
Article ID: 170892
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q170892
If you attempt to use Visual Basic for Applications to change the properties of a document, you may receive one of the following error messages:
This error message occurs when no documents are currently open or the document you are referencing is not open.
Word can only change the properties of an open document.
NOTE: In earlier versions of Word, no error message is displayed, and no document properties are changed.
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The following sample Visual Basic for Applications macros demonstrates how to change the value of the Title field in the Properties dialog box.
This following sample includes code to trap the error, in case there are no documents open, and display a message:
Sub ChangeDocProperties() On Error GoTo ErrHandler ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties("Title") = "My Title" ErrHandler: If Err <> 0 Then ' Display an error message. MsgBox Err.Description End If End Sub
The following sample includes code to:
- Trap the error, in case there are no documents open.
- Within the error trap, create a new document.
- Resume execution at the line that caused the error.
Sub ChangeDocProperties() On Error GoTo ErrHandler ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties("Title") = "My Title" ErrHandler: If Err <> 0 Then Documents.Add Resume 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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