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WD: Macro to Generate Report of Files Found

Article ID: 169932

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169932


This article contains a Visual Basic for Applications sample macro that generates a report of file names found by using the FileSearch property. Use this sample macro to return a list of the file names that match the FileSearch parameters.


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The following Visual Basic for Applications macro searches the specified folder for files matching specific criteria:

   Sub GetListOfFoundFiles()
     ' Create variables.
      Dim fs As FileSearch
      Dim iFileCount As Integer
      Set fs = Application.FileSearch
      With fs
         ' Specify the folder to search.
         ' Modify this line to customize the search directory.
         .LookIn = "C:\My Documents"
         ' Specify the file(s) to find.
         .FileName = "*.doc"
         ' Perform the search.
         If .Execute > 0 Then
            If MsgBox("Insert list in new document?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
               ' Create new document.
               ' Add file name and paths to the document.
               For iFileCount = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count
                  With Selection
                     .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart
                     .TypeText Text:=fs.FoundFiles(iFileCount)
                  End With
               Next iFileCount
            End If
            MsgBox "There were no files found."
         End If
      End With
   End Sub

If files are found, the following message appears:

   Insert list in new document?

If you click Yes, the macro creates a new document and inserts the file names of all files that are found.

For more information about the FileSearch property, click the Office Assistant while in the Visual Basic Editor, type "FileSearch Property", click Search, and then click to view "FileSearch Property".

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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