WD2000: How to Use the Name...As Statement to Rename Files

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In Microsoft Word, the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Name statement allows you to rename a specified file, directory, or folder.


Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications example code demonstrates how to trap for run-time errors when using the Name statement:
Sub RenameFile()
  Dim sOldPathName As String
  sOldPathName = "c:\winword\test.doc"
  On Error Resume Next
  Name sOldPathName As "c:\winword\test2.doc"
  If err Then MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub
For more information about the Name statement, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type Name statement in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212536 OFF2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles


For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


Article ID: 212726 - Last Review: August 10, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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