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    Copy content to new Word document


    Im trying to put together a macro that copies the content of the active document as a new document. The name of the new document is liable to change and therefore gets the name from a text file.

    Im having problems creating the new document in which to copy to as per my code so far;

    Sub import()
       Dim MyFileName As String 'This will be the name of the new document
        Open "C:\Sol\test.txt" For Input As #1
        Line Input #1, MyFileName
          While Not EOF(1)
        Loop While EOF(1) = False
         Close #1
        Call Copy_Content(MyFileName)
    End Sub
    Sub Copy_Content(MyFileName As String)
        Dim targDoc  As Word.Document
        'MsgBox MyFileName 'Used to test the variable was passed
        Set targDoc = Documents.Add("c:\sol\" & MyFileName & ".doc") 'Here Im trying to create a new document to paste to
        targDoc.Range.PasteAndFormat wdPasteDefault
    End Sub

    I would be grateful for any advice please.

    Best Regards
    Last edited by macropod; 2013-12-05 at 16:47. Reason: Added the correct [code] tags

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    Here's a slightly different approach to your problem. You can just use a SaveAs command to make the copy and then close it and reopen the original document.
    Option Explicit
    Sub NewFile()
       Dim oCurrentDocument As Document
       Dim zMyFileName      As String
       Dim zCurDocName      As String
       Dim zCurDocPath      As String
       Set oCurrentDocument = ActiveDocument
       zCurDocName = oCurrentDocument.Name
       zCurDocPath = oCurrentDocument.Path
       Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    '*** Change the file path as appropriate below.
       Open "G:\BEKDocs\Word\Test.txt" For Input As #1
       Line Input #1, zMyFileName
    '*** Note: Add the drive path to the FileName if you want it saved to a
    '***       other than where the current document is stored
        ActiveDocument.SaveAs2 FileName:=zMyFileName, FileFormat:= _
            wdFormatXMLDocument, LockComments:=False, Password:="", AddToRecentFiles _
            :=True, WritePassword:="", ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, EmbedTrueTypeFonts _
            :=False, SaveNativePictureFormat:=False, SaveFormsData:=False, _
            SaveAsAOCELetter:=False, CompatibilityMode:=14
    '*** Close the document contining the COPY!
        ActiveDocument.Close wdDoNotSaveChanges
    '*** Re-open the original document
        Documents.Open FileName:=zCurDocPath & "\" & zCurDocName
    End Sub      '*** NewFile() ***
    Note: This macro has to be stored in your Normal template since the Document file will be closed!

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    Hi Retired Geek,

    That is a better approach, thanks for the tip and advice, it works a treat.

    If its not too early, Merry Christmas.

    Best Regards.


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