by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 4, 2015)
While you are working on multiple workbooks, you may also be wondering how you can quickly close all of them, without exiting Excel. The easy way to do this is to hold down the Shift key as you click on the File menu. When you do this, the Close command (which closes a single workbook) instead becomes Close All (which closes all your open workbooks).
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3245) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
Excel Smarts for Beginners! Featuring the friendly and trusted For Dummies style, this popular guide shows beginners how to get up and running with Excel while also helping more experienced users get comfortable with the newest features. Check out Excel 2013 For Dummies today!
If you need to change the same data in a large number of workbooks, the task can be daunting. Here are some ideas (and some ...Discover More
Tracking down a problem that occurs with a single workbook can be vexing. One such problem occurred with Chris, and these are ...Discover More
Want to easily control which records get imported from a text file into Excel? It's easy to do when you write the macro that ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in ExcelTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Excel that uses the menu interface (Excel 97, Excel 2000, Excel 2002, or Excel 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Excel, visit our ExcelTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.