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copy/paste listing of filenames to a word document

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Paul Kraemer

#1
Hi,

I am using Windows Vista. I have a folder with twenty files in it. I would
like to create a MS Word document that contains a listing of the filenames in
this folder. Can anyone tell me if there is a way I can copy and paste all
twenty filenames into my word document at once? I just want the filenames -
I don't want links to the files or any content within the files. So far, the
quickest way I have figured out to do this is to copy and paste one filename
at a time.

Thanks in advance,
Paul

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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
You can do it from the command line, creating a list file to copy to the
clipboard, or insert into the document.
Rightclick one of the files, and Properties. Copy the 'Location' to the
clipboard.
Open a Command Prompt, and type"
"dir" [SPACE] " /b" [SPACE] [no quotes - and then paste location (press
Alt-space, press e, press p)]
continue typing:
[SPACE] " >" [SPACE] " list.txt" [ no quotes- and hit [ENTER] ]
This is a creating a file named 'list.txt" in your user ID folder. Once you
have this listing, Word has some very powerful data handling tools for using
it. Macro language, tables, merging, and others that can access the file to
insert it into your documents.
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"Paul Kraemer" <PaulKraemer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I am using Windows Vista. I have a folder with twenty files in it. I
> would
> like to create a MS Word document that contains a listing of the filenames
> in
> this folder. Can anyone tell me if there is a way I can copy and paste
> all
> twenty filenames into my word document at once? I just want the
> filenames -
> I don't want links to the files or any content within the files. So far,
> the
> quickest way I have figured out to do this is to copy and paste one
> filename
> at a time.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
>
> --
> Paul Kraemer
 

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W

William

#3
Go to a command prompt

change directory to where the files reside

type dir> filename.doc

this will create a word document called filename


"Paul Kraemer" <PaulKraemer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:A9FC32AE-D9F1-4E94-A93C-1B4D10072165@xxxxxx

> Hi,
>
> I am using Windows Vista. I have a folder with twenty files in it. I
> would
> like to create a MS Word document that contains a listing of the filenames
> in
> this folder. Can anyone tell me if there is a way I can copy and paste
> all
> twenty filenames into my word document at once? I just want the
> filenames -
> I don't want links to the files or any content within the files. So far,
> the
> quickest way I have figured out to do this is to copy and paste one
> filename
> at a time.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
>
> --
> Paul Kraemer
 

My Computer

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