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In Microsoft Excel, you can create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that suppresses the "Save Changes" prompt when you close a workbook. You can do this either by specifying the state of the workbook's Saved property or by suppressing all alerts for the workbook.
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You can use the reserved subroutine name "Auto_Close" to specify a macro that should run whenever a workbook is closed. By doing this, you can control how the document is handled when the user is finished and has instructed Excel to close the document.
Example 1: Close the workbook without saving changesTo force a workbook to close without saving any changes, type the following code in a Visual Basic module of that workbook:
Because the Saved property is set to True, Excel responds as though the workbook has already been saved and no changes have occurred since that last save.
The DisplayAlerts property of the program can be used for the same purpose. For example, the following macro turns DisplayAlerts off, closes the active workbook without saving changes, and then turns DisplayAlerts on again.
You can also use the SaveChanges argument of the Close method.
The following macro closes the workbook without saving changes:
Example 2: Close the workbook and save the changesTo force a workbook to save changes, type the following code in a Visual Basic module of that workbook:
This subprocedure checks to see if the file's Saved property is set to False. If so, the workbook has been changed since the last save, and those changes are saved.