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    save as pdf not working

    I am using the following code to save two tabs in my workbook as a pdf. I am getting an error and I am not sure why. The fault is happening on the activesheet.expoetasfixedformat line. I can get it to work when I sub in thisworkbook for activesheet but then it creates for every tab in the workbook and not just the two I need. What is the magic syntax to just save the two tabs listed?

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    here ya go

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Attachment 784908
    Still getting a problem message

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    this will work... it's written so you can add more sheets if you need to.
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    Last edited by carlmon; 06-23-2022 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Two possible problems:
    (1) Need to specify where is I2;
    (2) Conflict between "filename" and "filename".

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Define I2 before... for example

    I can help you out more if you can show me where the error is occurring.
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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Quote Originally Posted by carlmon View Post
    Define I2 before... for example

    I can help you out more if you can show me where the error is occurring.
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    I am not really sure how to add the STR into the file name path. This is what I have so far.
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    The red is where I am having the issue. Really all I want to do is add the current date into the name. So, it would be "Inbound gap report for 6/24/2022" or whatever. There is probably a better way to do it.
    Last edited by chriswrcg; 06-24-2022 at 08:12 AM.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    you can't have "/" in file names...

    It's frustrating but it's how windows read file locations e.g. users/carlmon/files

    with the "/" it thinks there is a file or folder after the slash

    write this for str:
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    and it should resolve your issue... and sorry, I didn't realize you wanted to PDF all the sheets at once. I wrote it to PDF each sheet individually.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    This is really getting frustrating. Still will not work. I have to be adding STR in wrong.
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    Re: save as pdf not working

    filename:=FolderPath & "Inbound Gap Report " & Format(Date,"mm/dd/yyyy") &".pdf" .....

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Adjust as required:

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    Last edited by ACCM; 06-24-2022 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Post your workbook if you can. It's the easiest way for me to help you... again ACCM you can't have "/" in a file name.. try it yourself and save a file with "/" in it, you'll get an invalid character warning
    Last edited by carlmon; 06-27-2022 at 12:17 PM.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Quote Originally Posted by chriswrcg View Post
    This is really getting frustrating. Still will not work. I have to be adding STR in wrong.
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    read the top yellow banner for attaching photos or files... for whatever reason the logical way of doing it doesn't work

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Dear Carlmon,
    The FolderPath is not the file name. In the example above the file name is mnopq.Besides, it is not "/" but "\".
    Thanks.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    ACCM, you can't have a forward or backslash in the filename OR the folder path

    Edit - you can't have a "\" in the file name that is in the full file path, which is what ACCM was doing ... you can obviously have a "\" when going to the folder path
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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Hello Chris,

    Just going back to your opening post, try it as follows (there are some notes in the code to help):
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    I hope that this helps. I'm off to bed!

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    The last example is not what Chris wants (1 pdf containing all required sheets).

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Hello Chris,

    I've just re-read your opening post and realised that you would like one PDF for all selected sheets so I've amended the code in post #16 as follows:-

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    I've assumed that Sheets("Production") does have a capital 'P'.
    You shouldn't have any more problems with the date value.

    I hope it helps.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Hi vcoolio,
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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Firstly:
    Why did you place a comment between code tags?

    Secondly:
    I didn't look at post #11 and had no need to now that I have looked at it.
    BTW, in the code in post #11, there is absolutely no need to activate the workbook. It obviously has to be open(activated) to be worked on!

    ...................and what's more, do you realise that you have used an illegal character (/) in the date format of that code which is just going to cause a new problem for the OP?
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    Re: save as pdf not working

    Sorry if I bothered you. It was not the intention. Although I am not new around here, I am now starting to participate more actively and therefore I am not yet fully familiar with the rules.
    BTW, what is the problem with the character (/) in the date? It is correct, off course. You are not telling me that the date format dd/mm/yyyy is not a regular one?
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    Dear vcoolio,
    I see with surprise that not only you (please see thread above) but also other participants do not 'like' too much the slash character. In that case I promise to 'try' not to use it again.
    Have a nice day.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    And another similar but not the same possibility!!!
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    We live in a time where intelligent people are silenced so that stupid people won't be offended.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    @ Jolivanes:

    I like it!
    I also like the quote at the bottom of your post!

    @ACCM:

    BTW, what is the problem with the character (/) in the date? It is correct, off course. You are not telling me that the date format dd/mm/yyyy is not a regular one?
    It is just and Excel quirk that can be annoying. However, that is how Excel is programmed to operate. A good way to find out is to try your own code in a sample workbook. You'll either see that nothing happens or you may receive an error message (1004). This is most common in worksheet names but will still apply to the 'format date' as in your code. Here is an interesting article by Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen, which will help you to understand. Even he is dumbfounded by some of Excel's quirks:

    https://www.mrexcel.com/excel-tips/w...orksheet-name/

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    @vcoolio
    Thank you very much for the kind words. And that from an Aussie!!!!!!!!! (tongue in cheek here)

    The quote is an unfortunate truth in todays world in my opinion.

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    Re: save as pdf not working

    No worries Jolivanes. It's always good to see alternative methods.
    As for the quote, I couldn't agree more.
    Keep on Excelling!

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