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Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files

Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files

Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files


I have this macro in Excel to just display *.csv files in the Open Window:

Sub CSVOpen()
' CSVOpen Macro to Open Window for *.csv files in dir "Super"
Dim myFileName As Variant
Dim Wkbk As Workbook

ChDir "C:\Users\Peter\Documents\Super"
myFileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("Text Files (*.csv), *.csv", Title:="Please Select a File")

If myFileName = False Then
ChDir "C:\Users\Peter\Documents"
Exit Sub 'user hits Cancel
End If

Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=myFileName, _
DataType:=xlDelimited, Comma:=True 'Open selected file

ChDir "C:\Users\Peter\Documents" 'Reset CurDir to "Documents" for next use.

End Sub

I would like to have a similar macro in Word with just *.doc and *.docx files, which is not possible via the Ctrl+O window. I tend to have *.PDF files in the relevant folders which I don't want to show, but which Word insists on showing.

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated on how to do this for Word.

Peter Moran

RE: Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files

Hi Peter,

this should do the trick:


Sub OpenDocOnly()

Dim dlgOpen As FileDialog, Res As Integer

Set dlgOpen = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogOpen)

dlgOpen.Filters.Add "Doc* Files", "*.doc*"
dlgOpen.Title = "Please select a file"
Res = dlgOpen.Show

If Not Res = 0 Then
    'Do your magic
End If

End Sub 


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RE: Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files

Hi MakeItSo,

Thanks for your quick reply.

Will check it out and let you know how I go.

Cheers,Peter Moran

RE: Word Macro to Open Window with just *.doc, & *.docx files

Hi MakeItSo,

Did the job! Great!

Many thanks

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