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Writes a file to disk.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WordFile 5.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "WordFile.WriteFile"; WordFile; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
WordFile The reference number of the open word file. $wordFile
Path The native file path. "C:\Test\test.docx"


Returns OK or error.


Writes a file to disk.
File extension should be correct, either docx or xml depending on what you loaded.
May break if newer versions of Microsoft Word or Office change the docx file format.

See FileDialog functions if you like to show a save dialog to pick a destination for the file path.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.


Writes a DocX file:

Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("WordFile.WriteFile"; $WordFile; "/Users/cs/Desktop/TestOutput.docx")]

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Created 5th November 2015, last changed 22nd December 2022

WordFile.WriteContainer - X509.Description