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How can I allow a user to define the file name and directory when saving a Microsoft Word file?

Asked by sermet on 27 Jul 2013

I wrote some code to create a Microsoft Word document and write some data inside it. The code below doesn't allow users to choose the directory and filename. In the GUI I have a pushbutton, I would like the allow the user to define the directory and file name. How I can change this GUI code to allow this?

parameters = 0:.1:1
A = [ parameters ; exp( parameters )]
fileID = fopen('results.doc','w')
fprintf(fileID,'%6s %12s\n','parameters ','rms')
fprintf(fileID,'%6.2f %30.8f\n',A)
fclose(fileID)

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Answer by Jan Simon on 27 Jul 2013
Edited by Jan Simon on 27 Jul 2013
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[fileName, filePath] = uiputfile('*.doc', 'Create a file:')
if ~ischar(fileName)
  return;
end
fileID = fopen(fullfile(filePath, fileName), 'w');

Note, that the shown method does not create a MS-Word file, but a standard text file. But MS-Word can open such files also.

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