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Word dotx to docx

Word dotx to docx

Word dotx to docx

I created a template in Word, and named it with the extension of .dotx (since it is a template). Then user can populate this template with the data from my DB. All is fine.

But the user still sees this document as a dotx and not as a ;regular’ docx Word document. They have to do Save As, change the Save As Type to “Word document (*.docx)”, otherwise the dotx sticks around.

Is there anywhere in VBA code I can change the type of this document from dotx to docx? I cannot save it completely in the code because I don’t know the file name and the location of that file. It is up to the user.

BTW, my original dotx document is Read Only so users cannot overwrite it (I hope)

---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Word dotx to docx

How are you opening the file?

Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]

RE: Word dotx to docx



Documents.Open FileName:=strSUMMARY_REPORT_TEMPLATE, _
    ConfirmConversions:=False, ReadOnly:=True, AddToRecentFiles:=False, _
    PasswordDocument:="", PasswordTemplate:="", Revert:=False, _
    WritePasswordDocument:="", WritePasswordTemplate:="", Format:= _
    wdOpenFormatAuto, XMLTransform:="" 

Where strSUMMARY_REPORT_TEMPLATE is the path and file name of my template.

---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Word dotx to docx

Yes, I just simply need:


Documents.Add Template:=strSUMMARY_REPORT_TEMPLATE 

Found it here. thumbsup2

---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

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