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In Microsoft Excel, you can create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 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 Microsoft Excel to close it.
Example 1: Closing the Workbook Without Saving ChangesTo force a workbook to close without saving any changes, use the following code in a Visual Basic module sheet of that workbook:
Because the Saved property is set to True, Microsoft Excel thinks the workbook has already been saved and that no changes have occurred since that last save.
The DisplayAlerts property of the application 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 do this by using the SaveChanges argument of the Close method.
The following macro closes the workbook without saving changes:
Example 2: Closing the Workbook and Saving the ChangesTo force a workbook to save changes, use the following code on a module sheet of that workbook:
This subroutine checks to see if the file's Saved property is False. If so, then the workbook has been changed since the last save, and it saves those changes.
Article ID: 129153 - Last Review: June 11, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
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