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NercyCrab
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Can't rename file in a loop

The problem I am trying to resolve is to print several different documents to PDF files, and then merge them into one PDF file.

 

My method:

With PDF Printer as the default printer, I set up a loop for Word files, and one for Excel files.

Within each loop, for each CurrentItem, I get the file path name (to name the interim PDF file), and rename each file to one consistent name (e.g., ToPrint.docx or ToPrint.xlsx) so that I can populate the interim filename and save the interim files via the UI element with the same Word and Excel windows 

 

However, after the first run of the loop, I cannot rename the file in the second run of the same loop.  The error message is "Can't rename file" because access to path of ToPrint.docx is denied.

 

 

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fraenK
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You don't need to rename the files, just store the file name in a variable and use this in the selector to get the application window 

NercyCrab
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Thanks for your advice.  However, I still have the following issue to resolve:

 

Let's say the files may be docx or xlsx or else.  If I have set the printer to PDF Printer, after "Print document", I will have to "Populate text field in window" for the "File name" text box.  How can I properly identify the window?

fraenK
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Normally it should be part of the selector, but you can also get or focus the window based on its title

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