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How to Save Personal Macro Workbook When Excel Is Open

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When you make changes to your Personal Macro Workbook and then hide itagain, you normally have to quit Microsoft Excel to save the changes youmade. The sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro in the "MoreInformation" section of this article allows you to hide and save thechanges made in your Personal Macro Workbook without exiting MicrosoftExcel.
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To Create the Macro

Type the following into a Visual Basic module sheet in your Personal MacroWorkbook:
   Sub HideAndSavePersonalMacroWorkbook()      ' Hides the workbook.      ThisWorkbook.Windows(1).Visible = False      ' Saves the workbook after it is hidden.      ThisWorkbook.Save   End Sub				

To Use the Macro

  1. Select the Personal Macro Workbook.
  2. To activate the macro, click Macro on the Tools menu, and run the HideAndSavePersonalMacroWorkbook macro.

    In Microsoft Excel 97, click Macros on the Tools menu, click HideAndSavePersonalMacroWorkbook, and then click Run.

    In Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, point to Macro on the Tools menu, and then click Macros. Click HideAndSavePersonalMacroWorkbook, and then click Run.
This procedure hides the Personal Macro Workbook and then saves it in thefolder (directory) to which it was saved previously. The Personal MacroWorkbook is normally saved in the XLStart subdirectory of Microsoft Excel,or in the alternate startup directory (to set this directory, click Optionson the Tools menu, and click the General tab). When you run this macro,you will not be prompted to save changes in your Personal Macro Workbookwhen you quit Microsoft Excel.
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Article ID: 141576 - Last Review: 08/17/2005 18:19:17 - Revision: 2.1

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