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Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Running a Macro when a Workbook is Closed.
You can cause Excel to run a macro automatically whenever a particular workbook is closed. For instance, when the workbook is closed you might want to run a macro that asks the users if they want to perform some task, such as saving the day's data to another file.
In order to run a macro automatically when a workbook is closed, all you need to do is name the macro Auto_Close(). Thus, the following example macro is run automatically whenever the workbook containing it is closed:
Sub Auto_Close() Dim intStatusState As Integer intStatusState = Application.DisplayStatusBar Application.DisplayStatusBar = True Application.StatusBar = "Examining transactions." DetermineTransactions Application.StatusBar = "Posting transactions." PostTransactions Application.StatusBar = False Application.DisplayStatusBar = intStatusState End Sub
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2354) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Running a Macro when a Workbook is Closed.
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