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    Question Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hi guys,

    I have the following macro:
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    Each computer in our company has a different user name... In my case, my username is NSW02 and the macro works well...
    But if another user, in another computer, for example NSW01, if he try to open the file it doesn't work because of the location of the file (because of the username).

    I had a look in the forum and I found the link below. This guy had ALMOST the same problem, but it didn't work for me. Message error is "File not found".
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...-computer.html


    Any idea?

    Thanks guys
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Look at replacing the UserName with Environ("UserName") in your code.

    to test your user name. type this in the Immediate Window of the VBE ?Environ("UserName")
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Quote Originally Posted by alansidman View Post
    Look at replacing the UserName with Environ("UserName") in your code.

    to test your user name. type this in the Immediate Window of the VBE ?Environ("UserName")
    Hi Alansidman,
    Thank you for your reply.

    Could you please explain it a little bit more?
    I try to replace the my username with Environ("UserName") and didn't work.

    Cheers

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,

    Try this...
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Leith Ross View Post
    Hello Rick,

    Try this...
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    Hi Leith Ross,
    Thank you for your reply.

    It is opening the adobe, but not the pdf life.
    Any idea why?

    Half way it's done

    Thank you!

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,

    It could be the the file path needs to include the quotes. Try this...
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hi Leith,

    Still didn't work.
    It finds the Adobe but cannot find the file... the location is correct...


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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,

    Time to pull out the big guns. This API call is for Windows 7 And later. Delete your old code and replace it with this...
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Leith Ross View Post
    Hello Rick,

    Time to pull out the big guns. This API call is for Windows 7 And later. Delete your old code and replace it with this...
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    LOL Leith... The big gun didn't work

    When I run the stuff above the macro (the API??), it opens another stuff to run the macros

    And if I run the macros, nothing happen... Not even the Adobe opens..

    Btw, I am using Windows 7

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,m

    Can you post your workbook for review? The macro works on my system to open any pdf file I choose and I am running Windows 7 also.

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Leith Ross View Post
    Hello Rick,m

    Can you post your workbook for review? The macro works on my system to open any pdf file I choose and I am running Windows 7 also.
    Here it goes
    Autoprice sample.xlsm

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,

    Okay, that was my fault. The API call does not need to know where Acrobat Reader is since the file extension "pdf" is associated with the program. This version should work provided you have a file name in cell "V16", which I did not see in the posted workbook.
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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    It is working now!!!
    Thank you

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    Hello Rick,

    You're welcome.

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    Re: Macro to open a file on Dropbox from any computer

    @ Leith Ross,

    Hi Leith,

    As allways, very well done!

    It is just a pity though that is looks as if it wont work on Excel versions earlier than Windows 7.
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