Published: 16.08.2018 18:40

Excel activate workbook vba

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Referring to Other Worksheets Or Workbooks In Excel Macro

The ReadOnlyRecommended argument provides you with a less strict way (when compared with the WriteResPassword above) to protect the Excel workbook you’re saving.

Excel - How do i activate a specific workbook and a specific sheet

Additionally, in the last section of this blog post, I explained the method. Even though this method doesn’t actually save a file by itself, it allows you to display the Save As dialog so that the users of your macro can easily specify the path and file name of the workbook they’re saving.

Macro to Loop Through All Worksheets in a Workbook

The dialog box that Excel displays to ask for the WriteResPassword is slightly different than the one it uses when asking for the Password. Notice how it informs that the user who has saved the workbook reserved it and provides 7 options:

The GetSaveAsFilename method has a few parameters that allow you to customize some of its characteristics. Let’s take a closer look at the method itself and its arguments, starting with:

In other words, this part of the argument is responsible for returning the date in which the copy is saved in the format yy-mm-dd.

As a general rule, it’s better to use the FileFormat values (numbers) instead of the names. The reason for this is that this avoids some compilation problems whenever you execute the relevant macro in an older version of Excel that may not recognize the name.



When you call this function you have to check for the user cancelling the dialog. The following example shows you how to easily call the UserSelectWorkbook function and handle the case of the user cancelling

You can get immediate access to the sample Excel workbook that accompanies this Excel tutorial and includes the Save_Workbook macro for free by clicking here .

The FileFilter argument of the method allows you to determine the criteria for file filtering within the Save As dialog box.

To get the most benefit from this post I recommend you try out the examples. Create some workbooks and play around with the code. Make changes to the code and see how the changes affect the outcome. Practice is the best way to learn VBA.