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    Default File Names (2000)

    When you save a file for the first time, Word's initial guess at the new file name is taken from the first line of the document. This isn't very useful if the first line on the document is the date, or a useless title like Memorandum.

    Is there a way to embed a phrase in the first line in the header? Obviously that can be done, but what would be really useful is if it was there (and generated a default name for the document) but was not visible when the document was printed. I tried doing this with hidden text, and it did not work.

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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    Do you have room in the document to type in the phrase you want, then change the font color of the phrase to white?

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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    Hmmm...I just tried it with WHITE text, and it worked.

    Moments later....you won't be able to put it in the header, I don't think. It'll have to be the first line at the top of the doc.

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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    Just remember to keep in mind what color paper you're printing on!! <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    Better yet, type in the file name you want, save it, delete the line and away you go.

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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    You could use VBA to do it. If you put the following into your Normal.dot, it will apply for all documents when you "File, Save As":<pre>Sub fileSaveAs()
    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
    If Mid$(ActiveDocument.Name, 1, 8) = "Document" Then
    .Name = "Suggested.doc"
    End If
    .Show
    End With

    End Sub
    </pre>

    That's the basic technique, it would need expanding.
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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    The first line of the document is Word's second choice for a default file name. The first choice is the Title in Document Properties. Anything you type in there will be used as the default name (Alphanumeric characters only). You can have filling in document properties prior to the inital save turned on as an option. Otherwise, you'll find them unde File => Properties.
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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    Perhaps this thread will give you some ideas.
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    Re: Default File Names (2000)

    I like the nested fields. Is there any way that I can make it append that to an existing title?

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