spaces in file name for shell command

Gary Davies

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Joined
Jul 28, 2003
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The filename the user selects with the GetOpenFilename command may have spaces in it (like "1000 abc.doc"). The shell statement below work fine if the filename has no spaces.

FileToOpen = Application.GetOpenFilename("Word Files (*.doc), *.doc")
Fileopen = "winword " & FileToOpen
RetVal = Shell(Fileopen, 1)

How can I handle filenames with spaces in them?

thanks for your help!
 

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pgc01

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
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Hi Gary

If the filename has spaces, try enclosing it in double quotes:

Code:
Fileopen = "winword """ & FileToOpen & """"

or the equivalent

Code:
Fileopen = "winword " & Chr(34) & FileToOpen & Chr(34)

Hope this helps
PGC
 

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