I needed to convert a bunch of Word files to pdf. I found this visual basic code that basically opens all files one after another in Word and saves a pdf version.
'Convert .doc or .docx to .pdf files via Send To menu
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
For i= 0 To WScript.Arguments.Count -1
docPath = WScript.Arguments(i)
docPath = fso.GetAbsolutePathName(docPath)
If LCase(Right(docPath, 4)) = ".doc" Or LCase(Right(docPath, 5)) = ".docx" Then
Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
pdfPath = fso.GetParentFolderName(docPath) & "\" & _
fso.GetBaseName(docpath) & ".pdf"
objWord.Visible = False
Set objDoc = objWord.documents.open(docPath)
objDoc.saveas pdfPath, 17
Just save it as a vbs somewhere and add a ahortcut to the context menu.
I wanted to have a “simple” solution for an (external) backup of my USB stick. The simplest way would be copy and paste, but I wanted something more robust. So what gets you robust copying of files in Windows? Robust File Copy – robocopy –, of course.
I use this manually, but for internal or permanently attached drives etc. this could be automated with task planning and removing the user promts.
MS Word has a good form letter feature, but it’s limited in a way: when you want to save each form letter individually, you’re out of luck. You can only create a single Word document, which contains all letters. I was searching far and wide for a solution to my problem and stumbled upon some Add-ins, but what helped me the most is a simple macro.