Excel-VBA : Open a MS Word Document using Excel File using Explorer Window.

This tutorial will teach you how to Open a MS Word Document using Excel File using Explorer Window. We will be using Application.GetOpenFile() function to accomplish this.

NOTE: You can define any type file you want to , just set the proper filter.

FileFilter:=”Word Files *.doc* (*.doc*) – to open Excel files.

Complete Code:

[sourcecode language=”VB”]
Sub browse()
Dim FSO As Object
Dim blnOpen
strFileToOpen = Application.GetOpenFilename(Title:="Please choose a file to open", _
FileFilter:="Word Files *.doc* (*.doc*),")
If strFileToOpen = False Then
MsgBox "No file selected.", vbExclamation, "Sorry!"
Exit Sub
Else
Sheet2.Range("G5").Value = strFileToOpen
Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
Set objDoc = objWord.Documents.Open(strFileToOpen)
objWord.Visible = True
End If
End Sub

[/sourcecode]

Open Word Document using Explorer Window

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