Opening a Word Document that is password protected

JamesKM

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Aug 12, 2002
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I have searched the site regarding passwords, but it mainly about breaking them. In this case I know the password but do not want to let everyone else know:

I have an excel sheet with a hyperlink to a Word document that has a password on it. Is there a way to allow people to open this document without knowing the password. ie instead of a hyperlink, a macro that opens the document and inputs the password (which I know).

Ta in advance,
James
 

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philR

Active Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2002
Messages
257
I think this works..

Dim myWord As Object
Set myWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
myWord.Visible = True
myWord.Documents.Open FileName:="C:mydirectorymyfile.doc", password:="whatever"
 

Ian Mac

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Feb 20, 2002
Messages
1,174
Sub Word()
Dim myWord As Object

Set myWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
myWord.Visible = True
myWord.Documents.Open FileName:="C:IntTrainTemplate.doc", Passworddocument:="Ian"

Set myWord = Nothing

End Sub

you need Passworddocument to open it, other argueements are:

PasswordDocument Optional Variant. The password for opening the document.

PasswordTemplate Optional Variant. The password for opening the template.

WritePasswordDocument Optional Variant. The password for saving changes to the document.

WritePasswordTemplate Optional Variant. The password for saving changes to the template.
 

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