A macro that lets you rename the currently
opened file without using the traditional steps of (1)
saving the file, (2) closing it, (3) renaming it with Windows Explorer,
then (4) opening it again.
How it works
Since clicking on File>Save As automatically creates
a copy of the current file (and leaves you in the opened
copy), the Renamer macro -
- renames the open file (with File>Save
- immediately deletes the original file from
your disk, leaving the current (renamed) file open, then
- returns the cursor at its original
location, ready for further document editing
-- all in one step.
Notes and Tips
- Since the macro deletes the
originally opened file after it makes a renamed copy, a warning message
was added to the macro code in v1.01: "Delete the originally opened
file <name>...?". You can remove this warning and/or the initial
pop-up message ("Renaming current file...") in the redlined User Modification Area.
Simply open the macro file like any other document, set either or both
variables (vDisplayMessage1, DisplayMessage2) to 0 (zero), then
click the Save & Compile button on the macro toolbnar.
- If the current file has not yet been saved
with a name, the Save As dialog lets you name and save it. Hence, you
can play the macro in any document, even a newly opened and unnamed one.
- For convenience, you can assign this macro
to a toolbar button, keystroke combination, or menu. See "Three easy ways to play macros, load
programs, type keystrokes, or use built-in WordPerfect features".
Other file-processing macros of interest
- MultiSav - Macros to help automate saving documents
- SaveCopy - A macro that saves the current file and then immediately
makes a copy on another hard drive, floppy disk, or other removable disk
- Shredder - "Shred" (delete from disk) the currently open file