this is a bit of the code that should open a file, but the thing is tha I am trying to open a shortcut file. not a normal one. so I alway get an error that say tha tis not possible to locate the file. does any body knows how should I do to open the shortcut file?
VB: Sub openfiles()Dim Path As String Dim ExcelFile As String ' Path = GetFolder("C:UsersKinteshDesktop") Path = "C:UsersKinteshDesktopVBA programmingMaps" ExcelFile = Dir(Path & "*.xls")
NextCode: GetFolder = sitem Set fldr = Nothing End Function
My problem is that the code all actually works (including the function and when I use the commented part), but pointing to this one specific directory (the one I'm using right now), literally nothing happens.
I know the shortcut for grouping columns in excel is Alt + D + G + G or Shift + Alt + Right Arrow. Is there a shortcut to actually open and close grouped columns (i.e., the equivalent of clicking on the + sign at the top) without using the mouse?
Is there anyway to create a shortcut icon that I can place on my windows Desktop - That when launched will open a workbook to a specific worksheet/tab. Has to be a windows shortcut as the workbook is auto generated eachday and sent to me, so if I add vb code it will not matter as I will get a new workbook the next day thus wiping out the vb code.
The person who compiles it leaves it on a certain tab that I dont need, but is commonly used by other people - so I would like a shortcut to skip that worksheet and take me to the worksheet that I need to use.
I want to allow users to place files (.jpg, .tif, .pdf, .pps etc) into a network folder and then have my program open each file and display it for 30 seconds then close the file and the application before opening the next file.
1. Set up a loop to get a directory listing of the folder and write the listing to a text file.
2. Open up the text file and get the next filename in it
3. Open the file in the associated application
4. Wait for 30 seconds (or some period of time) and then close the file
5. Repeat steps 2-4
DoIt = 1 While DoIt = 1 Open "C:TempList.txt" for output as #1 Print #1, Files In Folder Close #1
Open "C:TempList.txt" for input as #2 while not eof(2) Line input #2, MyFile Display MyFile on screen Wait for 30 seconds Close MyFile and MyApplication that opened it wend Close #2
I can get the directory listing just fine with no problems
I can open the files in the associated application just fine with no problems.
with closing the application after 30 seconds or some period of time.
I need some code that will allow me to easily send it a filename and it will know how to close the file and the application that opened it.
I have an Excel application (Excel 2003) which is stored in the default Program Files folder by the Installer; for example: c:program fileszxchello.xls. The problem I am running into is this file opens as Read Only in Vista and this is interfering with the running of the application. There is no problem opening the file normally in Windows XP.
I have been able to narrow down the cause of this to the User Account Control system in Vista - if I turn OFF User Account Control, the Excel file opens normally and my application functions normally. Is there another option to open the Excel file without turning OFF User Account Control because some users may find it unacceptable to turn OFF this security feature. Ofcourse, one option is to install the application in another location, outside the Program Folder, and the file would open normally, but the Packaging Wizard that I am using to package the application does not allow me to install the application in any other location and thus, the application installs in the Program Folder and I am running into this problem of the Exel file opening as Read Only. Is there a way out of this situation where I can open the file normally (not as Read Only)?
I'm trying to open multiple files based on an array of WBnames that are on a 'Dashboard' tab, but I only want to open them if they are not already opened. The code below doesn't seem to check if they are open and just opens everything....
VB: Sub OpenWorkbooks() Dim WorkbookOpen() Dim WBnames() As String 'Array of WorkBooks to be Open Dim WorkbookCnt As Integer
Dim myname As String myname = Application. GetOpenFilename
I use it to attempt to open first a QuickBooks file and then an excel workbook. The Quickbooks file opens fine. The Excel workbook never appears to open but I do get the full file pathname to my excel workbook returned which I then parse off to get just the workbook name.
Why would it behave this way? I open both these files manually all the time.
Also, I'm trying to use a filter as follows:
myname = Application.GetOpenFilename("*.QBW")
I get a compile error saying that I'm calling the function wrong.
I use excel 2002 but some of my office are on 97, i want to add a small workbook open event code which works for me but debugs for the others?? The code is basically, go to a tab, on that tab and that range sort..
I quite often bring spreadsheets home to work on, but in the last few days it seems that any sheet with a macro produces an error message when I try to open it on my home pc.
(Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close) The files are created with excel 2003 and my home version is 2002. Previously this has not been a problem. I can still load versions of the same spreadsheet from a week ago, but not any recent sheets containing macros. Macro security is set to medium - always was.
Is there a setting somewhere that could have inadvertantly been changed that is causing this problem?
I was trying to read BMP file. But when ever there are NULL char in File Left,Right doesn't work. Does any one have any alternative for this. For Eg. here are first 10 bytes of a BMP file. 42 4D 4E 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 3E
Open [C2].Value For Input As #BMP_Src 'Read BMP As Input File While EOF(BMP_Src) = 0 Line Input #BMP_Src, sTemp While Len(sTemp) ActiveSheet. Cells(iRow, iCol).Value = Left(sTemp, 1) 'Update readed Char x = Left(sTemp, 1) 'Temp Var to see Char sTemp = Right(sTemp, Len(sTemp) - 1) 'Remove Updatd Char iCol = iCol + 1 'Update Col Count If iCol > 10 Then 'Init Col Count iCol = 1 ' iRow = iRow + 1 'Inc Row Count End If Wend Wend
In this code after reading 4th Byte Code jump to 10th Byte. because Left, Right consider NULL as endof string. I asked this Question to know if there is any alternative way to read NULL char in VBA.
I would like to create a button that will open a file in a location based on the date of the file. So if I click the button the file with the latest date is activated as read only. The file name is always the same except, the date is added to the file name each day.
I am trying to create a template application where the user will use buttons to show the open file dialog box and select two files, and I want these files to open in the same workbook, in different sheets.
I have created a Spreadsheet that does all of the calculations, analysis, graphs, etc. that i need; however every time I wish to use this spreadsheet I need to first open up a spreadsheet with data, copy it and then paste it into the original spreadsheet. While this is not horrible, it is quite tedious to do several thousand times.
Thus, I was wondering if it were possible to create a Macro that would open up all files in a specific folder, then select each one and paste the relevant data into my original spreadsheet. I know this possible for specific files; for example, I have created a Macro that will select files data.xls, dats1.xls, data2.xls, and paste these into the spreadsheet, but I was wondering if there was a way to generalize this so that it will simply open every file regardless of the name or how many files there are in the specific folder.
I have files stored at C:KLQ1. Some with .xls and some with .xlsm. Now I want to same all the files under C:KLQ2 with .xlsm extension. Then replace all the 2005 with 2006 in the saved-as file. Then close all the files in Q1 without saving and all the files in Q2 with saving. The following code is modified from somewhere but does not work.
Sub OpenCloseFile() Dim i As Integer Dim wbResults As Workbook Dim ws As Worksheet
The background is that I only use macros for a few limited files to save me some time spent on monotonous clicking. Well, yesterday I made three little macros that clear the info in three weekly files and save each with a new date (in preparation for me adding the new info). When I left yesterday, the macros worked as intended. I come in to work this morning, and each of those files now open automatically whenever I open any other file in Excel (just for the first one, nothing happens if I open a second).
I am writing to see if this can be done. I have a master file that I want to open up to 80 files in a directory. For example, if I select Janauary as the Master file month to process for it to open up all files lastname_firstname_Jan01_15 and lastname_firstname_Jan16_Jan31.
I want it to populate the Master file based on criteria set in column A for that file.
Also, two of the fields need to be a sum from all of the files.
How can I code a Macro in Excel to search in a preset directory and pull out, aka open/run a certain Adobe Acrobat .pdf file automatically? Is this even possible to code in Excel Macro or is it out of its scope of what Excel VB code can do?
Right now I have a very repetitive task where depending on the value of a certain field in Excel I have to search for the right/corresponding .pdf file and open it up do work in the .pdf as well as the Excel worksheet... I have to do like hundreds of this. So is there a quick way to code in Excel that a certain value will open a certain file named .pdf acrobat file? Can other programs/files be called upon and ran/started/opened from within Excel Macro?