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Properties Comment Box in Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by kajero52, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. kajero52

    kajero52 Thread Starter

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    How can I put identical information in the comments section of properties box (file>properties) in 35 files at the same time? Is there a way to select the files in Windows Explorer and then do this? I normally put the info in as I update each file, but it would save a lot of time if I could just do it all at once.

    I put the date the file was distributed for reference purposes. That way I can, or anyone else can, just hover over the file name in Windows Explorer and see what date it was sent out on. I don't want to put it in any other part of the properties except the comments section.

    I am using Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows 2000NT

    Thanks for any help.
    PS. I am not a programmer.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Selecting multiple files and then selecting "properties" disables the editing ability, so the simple answer would be "no".

    No doubt some VB programming could be done to perform it, but not by me or you by the sound of it ....

    One can understand the reasoning for MS disabling the multiple edit ability, as it would be simple to mistakenly have multiple files selected and change them all in error.
     
  3. kajero52

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    Thanks . . . I figured as much . . . but I thought I'd try, anyway!
     
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