Application.StartupPath Property (Word)

Returns or sets the complete path of the startup folder, excluding the final separator. Read/write String .


expression. StartupPath

expression An expression that returns an 'Application' object.


Templates and add-ins located in the Startup folder are automatically loaded when you start Word.


This example displays the complete path of the Startup folder.

MsgBox Application.StartupPath

This example enables the user to change the path of the Startup folder.

x = MsgBox("Do you want to change the startup path?", vbYesNo, _ 
 "Current path = " &; Application.StartupPath) 
If x = vbYes Then 
 newStartup = InputBox("Type a startup path") 
 Application.StartupPath = newStartup 
End If

See also

Application Object