Re: Creating a Database of Word Docs

Subject: Re: Creating a Database of Word Docs
From: Beth Friedman <bjf -at- WAVEFRONT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:39:51 -0500

At 11:04 AM 5/28/99 -0400, Tom Bilbo wrote:
>Does anyone out there know of software that will let you use the properties
>of a word document in creating a database of word docs? I've just started
>with a company and I'm trying to get a grasp on documents they have and I
>was wondering if there were any applications that could help me automate
>that.
>
>If you know of anything, please let me know

Do you mean the properties internal to a word document, like stuff in the
summary fields? If so, the way to get at those is via VBA, or WordBasic if
you're using a version before Word 97.

I have a WordBasic macro that opens each document in a specified directory
sequentially, extracts the properties I want documented, dumps them to
another document in table form, closes the document, and repeats. If you
want the code for that, I'd be happy to send it to you, but it's probably
rather out of date.

On the other hand, if you mean properties that are external to the
document, like file name, file size, and last revision date, there are
programs that will let you search for files and then print the listing,
using the Windows Explorer capabilities. That one's much simpler.

--
Beth Friedman
bjf -at- wavefront -dot- com


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