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: Saving a Workbook in a Macro.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 15, 2017)
If you want to save a workbook under control of your macro, you can use the Save method. This is the same as choosing the Save command from the File menu, so it will display the Save As dialog box if the document you are saving has not been previously saved. The syntax is as follows:
If you want to save the workbook to a file with a new name, use the following basic syntax:
where filename is the full name (including a path) that you want used for the file.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (3346) 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: Saving a Workbook in a Macro.
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