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Word 2010 - Error changing (network) directory of Save As Dialog RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using this code with word XP/2003/2007:

    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)

     .Name="\\server_name\Dir1\"

     .Show

    End With

    it's all OK (the dialog opens the dir \\server_name\Dir1\);

    using the code with word 2010 it doesn't work (the dialog opens the "user documents" dir).

    Setting a local dir ("C:\Dir1\") in the .Name property it works correct (word 2010).

    Is it a known bug ?

    Thanks

    Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi Adriano,

    After discussion with some senior engineers, I think I was wrong on this issue.
    After changing the following code:
    .Name="\\server_name\Dir1\"
    into
    .Name="//server_name/Dir1/"
    the server path shows in the dialog in word 2010.

    Please try it. 

    Thanks.



    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, June 22, 2012 4:30 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Adriano,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum!

    I have reproduced the situation on my computer with Word 2010 installed. I will report this issue internally later. Thanks for your feedback.

    You can also contact the following site to report the issue by yourself:

    http://connect.microsoft.com/ 

    Thanks again and have a nice day.


    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Monday, June 11, 2012 5:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    OK for the answer; but, what I expect as "next step" ?

    I have to wait a Office 2010 SP ? or what other ?

    Thanks

    Monday, June 11, 2012 9:00 AM
  • Hi Adriano,

    After doing some research, I think you can try this workaround.

    It uses the standard Windows File Open/SaveAs dialog, let user to select the target path, then save it by use the ThisDocument.SaveAs(targetpath).

    Option Explicit
    
    '***************** Code Start **************
    'This code was originally written by Ken Getz.
    'It is not to be altered or distributed,
    'except as part of an application.
    'You are free to use it in any application,
    'provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
    '
    ' Code courtesy of:
    ' Microsoft Access 95 How-To
    ' Ken Getz and Paul Litwin
    ' Waite Group Press, 1996
    
    Type tagOPENFILENAME
        lStructSize As Long
        hwndOwner As Long
        hInstance As Long
        strFilter As String
        strCustomFilter As String
        nMaxCustFilter As Long
        nFilterIndex As Long
        strFile As String
        nMaxFile As Long
        strFileTitle As String
        nMaxFileTitle As Long
        strInitialDir As String
        strTitle As String
        Flags As Long
        nFileOffset As Integer
        nFileExtension As Integer
        strDefExt As String
        lCustData As Long
        lpfnHook As Long
        lpTemplateName As String
    End Type
    
    Declare Function aht_apiGetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" _
        Alias "GetOpenFileNameA" (OFN As tagOPENFILENAME) As Boolean
    
    Declare Function aht_apiGetSaveFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" _
        Alias "GetSaveFileNameA" (OFN As tagOPENFILENAME) As Boolean
    Declare Function CommDlgExtendedError Lib "comdlg32.dll" () As Long
    
    Global Const ahtOFN_READONLY = &H1
    Global Const ahtOFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT = &H2
    Global Const ahtOFN_HIDEREADONLY = &H4
    Global Const ahtOFN_NOCHANGEDIR = &H8
    Global Const ahtOFN_SHOWHELP = &H10
    ' You won't use these.
    'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLEHOOK = &H20
    'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLETEMPLATE = &H40
    'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLETEMPLATEHANDLE = &H80
    Global Const ahtOFN_NOVALIDATE = &H100
    Global Const ahtOFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT = &H200
    Global Const ahtOFN_EXTENSIONDIFFERENT = &H400
    Global Const ahtOFN_PATHMUSTEXIST = &H800
    Global Const ahtOFN_FILEMUSTEXIST = &H1000
    Global Const ahtOFN_CREATEPROMPT = &H2000
    Global Const ahtOFN_SHAREAWARE = &H4000
    Global Const ahtOFN_NOREADONLYRETURN = &H8000
    Global Const ahtOFN_NOTESTFILECREATE = &H10000
    Global Const ahtOFN_NONETWORKBUTTON = &H20000
    Global Const ahtOFN_NOLONGNAMES = &H40000
    ' New for Windows 95
    Global Const ahtOFN_EXPLORER = &H80000
    Global Const ahtOFN_NODEREFERENCELINKS = &H100000
    Global Const ahtOFN_LONGNAMES = &H200000
    
    
    
    Function GetOpenFile(Optional varDirectory As Variant, _
        Optional varTitleForDialog As Variant) As Variant
    ' Here's an example that gets an Access database name.
    Dim strFilter As String
    Dim lngFlags As Long
    Dim varFileName As Variant
    ' Specify that the chosen file must already exist,
    ' don't change directories when you're done
    ' Also, don't bother displaying
    ' the read-only box. It'll only confuse people.
        lngFlags = ahtOFN_FILEMUSTEXIST Or _
                    ahtOFN_HIDEREADONLY Or ahtOFN_NOCHANGEDIR
        If IsMissing(varDirectory) Then
            varDirectory = ""
        End If
        If IsMissing(varTitleForDialog) Then
            varTitleForDialog = ""
        End If
    
        ' Define the filter string and allocate space in the "c"
        ' string Duplicate this line with changes as necessary for
        ' more file templates.
        strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, _
                    "Access (*.mdb)", "*.MDB;*.MDA")
        ' Now actually call to get the file name.
        varFileName = ahtCommonFileOpenSave( _
                        OpenFile:=True, _
                        InitialDir:=varDirectory, _
                        Filter:=strFilter, _
                        Flags:=lngFlags, _
                        DialogTitle:=varTitleForDialog)
        If Not IsNull(varFileName) Then
            varFileName = TrimNull(varFileName)
        End If
        GetOpenFile = varFileName
    End Function
    
    Function ahtCommonFileOpenSave( _
                Optional ByRef Flags As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal InitialDir As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal Filter As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal FilterIndex As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal DefaultExt As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal Filename As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal DialogTitle As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal hwnd As Variant, _
                Optional ByVal OpenFile As Variant) As Variant
    ' This is the entry point you'll use to call the common
    ' file open/save dialog. The parameters are listed
    ' below, and all are optional.
    '
    ' In:
    ' Flags: one or more of the ahtOFN_* constants, OR'd together.
    ' InitialDir: the directory in which to first look
    ' Filter: a set of file filters, set up by calling
    ' AddFilterItem. See examples.
    ' FilterIndex: 1-based integer indicating which filter
    ' set to use, by default (1 if unspecified)
    ' DefaultExt: Extension to use if the user doesn't enter one.
    ' Only useful on file saves.
    ' FileName: Default value for the file name text box.
    ' DialogTitle: Title for the dialog.
    ' hWnd: parent window handle
    ' OpenFile: Boolean(True=Open File/False=Save As)
    ' Out:
    ' Return Value: Either Null or the selected filename
    Dim OFN As tagOPENFILENAME
    Dim strFileName As String
    Dim strFileTitle As String
    Dim fResult As Boolean
        ' Give the dialog a caption title.
        If IsMissing(InitialDir) Then InitialDir = CurDir
        If IsMissing(Filter) Then Filter = ""
        If IsMissing(FilterIndex) Then FilterIndex = 1
        If IsMissing(Flags) Then Flags = 0&
        If IsMissing(DefaultExt) Then DefaultExt = ""
        If IsMissing(Filename) Then Filename = ""
        If IsMissing(DialogTitle) Then DialogTitle = ""
        If IsMissing(hwnd) Then hwnd = 0
        If IsMissing(OpenFile) Then OpenFile = True
        ' Allocate string space for the returned strings.
        strFileName = Left(Filename & String(256, 0), 256)
        strFileTitle = String(256, 0)
        ' Set up the data structure before you call the function
        With OFN
            .lStructSize = Len(OFN)
            .hwndOwner = hwnd
            .strFilter = Filter
            .nFilterIndex = FilterIndex
            .strFile = strFileName
            .nMaxFile = Len(strFileName)
            .strFileTitle = strFileTitle
            .nMaxFileTitle = Len(strFileTitle)
            .strTitle = DialogTitle
            .Flags = Flags
            .strDefExt = DefaultExt
            .strInitialDir = InitialDir
            ' Didn't think most people would want to deal with
            ' these options.
            .hInstance = 0
            '.strCustomFilter = ""
            '.nMaxCustFilter = 0
            .lpfnHook = 0
            'New for NT 4.0
            .strCustomFilter = String(255, 0)
            .nMaxCustFilter = 255
        End With
        ' This will pass the desired data structure to the
        ' Windows API, which will in turn it uses to display
        ' the Open/Save As Dialog.
        If OpenFile Then
            fResult = aht_apiGetOpenFileName(OFN)
        Else
            fResult = aht_apiGetSaveFileName(OFN)
        End If
    
        ' The function call filled in the strFileTitle member
        ' of the structure. You'll have to write special code
        ' to retrieve that if you're interested.
        If fResult Then
            ' You might care to check the Flags member of the
            ' structure to get information about the chosen file.
            ' In this example, if you bothered to pass in a
            ' value for Flags, we'll fill it in with the outgoing
            ' Flags value.
            If Not IsMissing(Flags) Then Flags = OFN.Flags
            ahtCommonFileOpenSave = TrimNull(OFN.strFile)
        Else
            ahtCommonFileOpenSave = vbNullString
        End If
    End Function
    
    Function ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter As String, _
        strDescription As String, Optional varItem As Variant) As String
    ' Tack a new chunk onto the file filter.
    ' That is, take the old value, stick onto it the description,
    ' (like "Databases"), a null character, the skeleton
    ' (like "*.mdb;*.mda") and a final null character.
    
        If IsMissing(varItem) Then varItem = "*.*"
        ahtAddFilterItem = strFilter & _
                    strDescription & vbNullChar & _
                    varItem & vbNullChar
    End Function
    
    Private Function TrimNull(ByVal strItem As String) As String
    Dim intPos As Integer
        intPos = InStr(strItem, vbNullChar)
        If intPos > 0 Then
            TrimNull = Left(strItem, intPos - 1)
        Else
            TrimNull = strItem
        End If
    End Function
    '************** Code End *****************
    

    We test it as following

    Function TestIt()
        Dim strFilter As String
        Dim lngFlags As Long
        strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, "All Files (*.*)", "*.*")
    
        ' Uncomment this line to try the example
        ' allowing multiple file names:
        ' lngFlags = ahtOFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT Or ahtOFN_EXPLORER
    
        Dim result As Variant
    
        result = ahtCommonFileOpenSave(InitialDir:="\\Server\Test\", _
            Filter:=strFilter, FilterIndex:=3, Flags:=lngFlags, _
            DialogTitle:="Hello! ", OpenFile:=False)
            
        ThisDocument.SaveAs2 (result)
    
        If lngFlags And ahtOFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT Then
            If IsArray(result) Then
                Dim i As Integer
                For i = 0 To UBound(result)
                    MsgBox result(i)
                Next i
            Else
                MsgBox result
            End If
        Else
            MsgBox result
        End If
    
        ' Since you passed in a variable for lngFlags,
        ' the function places the output flags value in the variable.
        Debug.Print Hex(lngFlags)
    End Function

    Reference from: http://access.mvps.org/access/api/api0001.htm

    Thanks.


    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us


    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Yoyo,

    thanks for the workaround but the common dialog suggested is too simplest (word's dialog is more complete);

    I can't propose this solution to my customers; I prefer to wait for a SP

    When can I expect for a Microsoft solution ? how does it work in such cases ? how much time for a SP ?

    Consider that we are Microsoft Partner: is there a faster way to have a solution ?

    Thanks

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:15 AM
  • Hi Adriano,

    For emergency, you may consider about contacting the Microsoft support.Please visit the below link to see the various paid support options that are available to better meet your needs

    http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?RDPATH=gp;en-us;offerprophone&id=fh%3ben-us%3bofferprophone 

    In the support terms, once extended support professional confirmed this as bug, you'll not get charged.

    Thanks.


    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Adriano,

    After discussion with some senior engineers, I think I was wrong on this issue.
    After changing the following code:
    .Name="\\server_name\Dir1\"
    into
    .Name="//server_name/Dir1/"
    the server path shows in the dialog in word 2010.

    Please try it. 

    Thanks.



    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Friday, June 22, 2012 4:30 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Adriano,

    I temporarily marked the reply as an answer and you can unmark it if it provides no help.

    Thanks for your understanding and have a nice day.


    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Thursday, July 5, 2012 3:59 AM
    Moderator