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: Determining How Many Windows are Open.

Determining How Many Windows are Open

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 23, 2018)

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It is sometimes helpful for your macro to know how many Excel workbook windows are open at any given time. For instance, you might want your macro to only run if there is a single window open, or you might even require there to be two windows open. Either way, you need to check how many there are.

You determine the number of open windows by using the Count property of the Windows object. This is done using the following syntax:

X = Windows.Count

After executing the line, X is equal to the number of open windows.

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ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3327) 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: Determining How Many Windows are Open.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 6 - 6?

2019-12-03 19:04:08

J

Nevermind... ActiveWorkbook.Windows.Count


2019-12-03 19:02:20

J

Is there a way to count the windows for the current workbook only? I find macros fail to select the workbook if you have two or more windows of the same book open.


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