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SaveAs Method


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Saves the specified document with a new name or format. The arguments for this method correspond to the options in the Save As dialog box (File menu).

expression.SaveAs(FileName, FileFormat, LockComments, Password, AddToRecentFiles, WritePassword, ReadOnlyRecommended, EmbedTrueTypeFonts, SaveNativePictureFormat, SaveFormsData, SaveAsAOCELetter, Encoding, InsertLineBreaks, AllowSubstitutions, LineEnding, AddBiDiMarks)

expression   Required. An expression that returns a Document object.

FileName   Optional Variant. The name for the document. The default is the current folder and file name. If the document has never been saved, the default name is used (for example, Doc1.doc). If a document with the specified file name already exists, the document is overwritten without the user being prompted first.

WdSaveFormat can be one of these WdSaveFormat constants.
wdFormatDocument  Saves as a Word document. Default.
wdFormatDOSText  Saves text without formatting. Converts all section breaks, page breaks, and new line characters to paragraph marks. Uses the ANSI character set. Use this format to share documents between Word and DOS-based programs.
wdFormatDOSTextLineBreaks  Saves text without formatting. Converts all line breaks, section breaks, and page breaks to paragraph marks. Use this format when you want to maintain line breaks, for example, when transferring documents to an electronic mail system.
wdFormatEncodedText Saves as an encoded text file. Use the Encoding argument to specify the code page to use.
wdFormatHTML  Saves all text and formatting with HTML tags so that the resulting document can be viewed in a Web browser.
wdFormatRTF  Saves all formatting. Converts formatting to instructions that other programs, including compatible Microsoft programs, can read and interpret.
wdFormatTemplate  Saves as a Word template.
wdFormatText  Saves text without formatting. Converts all section breaks, page breaks, and new line characters to paragraph marks. Uses the ANSI character set. Use this format if the destination program cannot read any of the other available file formats.
wdFormatTextLineBreaks  Saves text without formatting. Converts all line breaks, section breaks, and page breaks to paragraph marks. Use this format when you want to maintain line breaks, for example, when transferring documents to an electronic mail system.
wdFormatUnicodeText  Saves as a Unicode text file. Converts text between common character encoding standards, including Unicode 2.0, Mac OS, Windows, EUC and ISO-8859 series.
Other File Types  To save in a file type for which there isn't a constant, use the FileConverters object to obtain the SaveFormat property; then set the FileFormat argument to the value of the SaveFormat property.

LockComments   Optional Variant. True to lock the document for comments. The default is False.

Password   Optional Variant. A password string for opening the document.

AddToRecentFiles   Optional Variant. True to add the document to the list of recently used files on the File menu. The default is True.

WritePassword   Optional Variant. A password string for saving changes to the document.

ReadOnlyRecommended   Optional Variant. True to have Microsoft Word suggest read-only status whenever the document is opened. The default is False.

EmbedTrueTypeFonts   Optional Variant. True to save TrueType fonts with the document. If omitted, the EmbedTrueTypeFonts argument assumes the value of the EmbedTrueTypeFonts property.

SaveNativePictureFormat   Optional Variant. If graphics were imported from another platform (for example, Macintosh), True to save only the Windows version of the imported graphics.

SaveFormsData   Optional Variant. True to save the data entered by a user in a form as a data record.

SaveAsAOCELetter   Optional Variant. If the document has an attached mailer, True to save the document as an AOCE letter (the mailer is saved).

MsoEncoding can be one of these MsoEncoding constants.
msoEncodingArabic
msoEncodingArabicASMO
msoEncodingArabicAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingArabicTransparentASMO
msoEncodingAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingBaltic
msoEncodingCentralEuropean
msoEncodingCyrillic
msoEncodingCyrillicAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingEBCDICArabic
msoEncodingEBCDICDenmarkNorway
msoEncodingEBCDICFinlandSweden
msoEncodingEBCDICFrance
msoEncodingEBCDICGermany
msoEncodingEBCDICGreek
msoEncodingEBCDICGreekModern
msoEncodingEBCDICHebrew
msoEncodingEBCDICIcelandic
msoEncodingEBCDICInternational
msoEncodingEBCDICItaly
msoEncodingEBCDICJapaneseKatakanaExtended
msoEncodingEBCDICJapaneseKatakanaExtendedAndJapanese
msoEncodingEBCDICJapaneseLatinExtendedAndJapanese
msoEncodingEBCDICKoreanExtended
msoEncodingEBCDICKoreanExtendedAndKorean
msoEncodingEBCDICLatinAmericaSpain
msoEncodingEBCDICMultilingualROECELatin2
msoEncodingEBCDICRussian
msoEncodingEBCDICSerbianBulgarian
msoEncodingEBCDICSimplifiedChineseExtendedAndSimplifiedChinese
msoEncodingEBCDICThai
msoEncodingEBCDICTurkish
msoEncodingEBCDICTurkishLatin5
msoEncodingEBCDICUnitedKingdom
msoEncodingEBCDICUSCanada
msoEncodingEBCDICUSCanadaAndJapanese
msoEncodingEBCDICUSCanadaAndTraditionalChinese
msoEncodingEUCChineseSimplifiedChinese
msoEncodingEUCJapanese
msoEncodingEUCKorean
msoEncodingEUCTaiwaneseTraditionalChinese
msoEncodingEuropa3
msoEncodingExtAlphaLowercase
msoEncodingGreek
msoEncodingGreekAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingHebrew
msoEncodingHZGBSimplifiedChinese
msoEncodingIA5German
msoEncodingIA5IRV
msoEncodingIA5Norwegian
msoEncodingIA5Swedish
msoEncodingISO2022CNSimplifiedChinese
msoEncodingISO2022CNTraditionalChinese
msoEncodingISO2022JPJISX02011989
msoEncodingISO2022JPJISX02021984
msoEncodingISO2022JPNoHalfwidthKatakana
msoEncodingISO2022KR
msoEncodingISO6937NonSpacingAccent
msoEncodingISO885915Latin9
msoEncodingISO88591Latin1
msoEncodingISO88592CentralEurope
msoEncodingISO88593Latin3
msoEncodingISO88594Baltic
msoEncodingISO88595Cyrillic
msoEncodingISO88596Arabic
msoEncodingISO88597Greek
msoEncodingISO88598Hebrew
msoEncodingISO88599Turkish
msoEncodingJapaneseAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingJapaneseShiftJIS
msoEncodingKOI8R
msoEncodingKOI8U
msoEncodingKorean
msoEncodingKoreanAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingKoreanJohab
msoEncodingMacArabic
msoEncodingMacCroatia
msoEncodingMacCyrillic
msoEncodingMacGreek1
msoEncodingMacHebrew
msoEncodingMacIcelandic
msoEncodingMacJapanese
msoEncodingMacKorean
msoEncodingMacLatin2
msoEncodingMacRoman
msoEncodingMacRomania
msoEncodingMacSimplifiedChineseGB2312
msoEncodingMacTraditionalChineseBig5
msoEncodingMacTurkish
msoEncodingMacUkraine
msoEncodingOEMArabic
msoEncodingOEMBaltic
msoEncodingOEMCanadianFrench
msoEncodingOEMCyrillic
msoEncodingOEMCyrillicII
msoEncodingOEMGreek437G
msoEncodingOEMHebrew
msoEncodingOEMIcelandic
msoEncodingOEMModernGreek
msoEncodingOEMMultilingualLatinI
msoEncodingOEMMultilingualLatinII
msoEncodingOEMNordic
msoEncodingOEMPortuguese
msoEncodingOEMTurkish
msoEncodingOEMUnitedStates
msoEncodingSimplifiedChineseAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingSimplifiedChineseGBK
msoEncodingT61
msoEncodingTaiwanCNS
msoEncodingTaiwanEten
msoEncodingTaiwanIBM5550
msoEncodingTaiwanTCA
msoEncodingTaiwanTeleText
msoEncodingTaiwanWang
msoEncodingThai
msoEncodingTraditionalChineseAutoDetect Not used with this method.
msoEncodingTraditionalChineseBig5
msoEncodingTurkish
msoEncodingUnicodeBigEndian
msoEncodingUnicodeLittleEndian
msoEncodingUSASCII
msoEncodingUTF7
msoEncodingUTF8
msoEncodingVietnamese
msoEncodingWestern

InsertLineBreaks  Optional Variant. If the document is saved as a text file, True to insert line breaks at the end of each line of text.

AllowSubstitutions  Optional Variant. If the document is saved as a text file, True allows Word to replace some symbols with text that looks similar. For example, displaying the copyright symbol as (c). The default is False.

WdLineEndingType can be one of these WdLineEndingType constants.
wdCRLF Default.
wdCROnly
wdLFCR Not used with this method.
wdLFOnly Not used with this method.
wdLSPS Not used with this method.

AddBiDiMarks  Optional Variant. True adds control characters to the output file to preserve bi-directional layout of the text in the original document.

Example

This example saves the active document as Test.rtf in rich-text format (RTF).

Sub SaveAsRTF()
    ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="Text.rtf", _
        FileFormat:=wdFormatRTF
End Sub

This example saves the active document in text-file format with the file extension ".txt".

Sub SaveAsTextFile()
    Dim strDocName As String
    Dim intPos As Integer

    'Find position of extension in filename
    strDocName = ActiveDocument.Name
    intPos = InStrRev(strDocName, ".")

    If intPos = 0 Then

        'If the document has not yet been saved
        'Ask the user to provide a filename
        strDocName = InputBox("Please enter the name " & _
            "of your document.")
    Else

        'Strip off extension and add ".txt" extension
        strDocName = Left(strDocName, intPos - 1)
        strDocName = strDocName & ".txt"
    End If

    'Save file with new extension
    ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:=strDocName, _
        FileFormat:=wdFormatText
End Sub

This example loops through all the installed converters, and if it finds the WordPerfect 6.0 converter, it saves the active document using the converter.

Sub SaveWithConverter()

    Dim cnvWrdPrf As FileConverter

    'Look for WordPerfect file converter
    'And save document using the converter
    'For the FileFormat converter value
    For Each cnvWrdPrf In Application.FileConverters
        If cnvWrdPrf.ClassName = "WrdPrfctWin" Then
            ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="MyWP.doc", _
                FileFormat:=cnvWrdPrf.SaveFormat
        End If
    Next cnvWrdPrf

End Sub

This example saves NewFile.doc with a write password and then closes the document.  This example assumes that one of the open files is named "NewFile.doc."  If not, Word displays an error message.

Sub SaveWithPassword()
    With Documents("NewFile.doc")
        .SaveAs WritePassword:="pass"
        .Close
    End With
End Sub
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