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FileName Property

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Assistant object: Returns or sets the path and file name for the active Office Assistant. Read/write String.

FileSearch object: Returns or sets the name of the file to look for during a file search. The name of the file may include the * (asterisk) or ? (question mark) wildcards. Use the question mark wildcard to match any single character. For example, type gr?y to match both "gray" and "grey." Use the asterisk wildcard to match any number of characters. For example, type *.txt to find all files that have the .TXT extension. Read/write String.


In Windows, the file name extension for Assistant files is .acs. The files are installed in the \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office folder in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT.

The following file names correspond to seven of the Assistants provided in Microsoft Office 2000. Additional Assistant choices may be available, depending on the language settings on an individual computer.

CharacterFile name
Office LogoLogo.acs
The DotDot.acs
Mother NatureMNature.acs