Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Running a Macro when a Workbook is Closed.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 11, 2015)
You can cause Excel to run a macro automatically whenever a particular workbook is closed. For instance, when the workbook is closed you might want to run a macro that asks the users if they want to perform some task, such as saving the day's data to another file.
In order to run a macro automatically when a workbook is closed, all you need to do is name the macro Auto_Close(). Thus, the following example macro is run automatically whenever the workbook containing it is closed:
Sub Auto_Close() Dim intStatusState As Integer intStatusState = Application.DisplayStatusBar Application.DisplayStatusBar = True Application.StatusBar = "Examining transactions." DetermineTransactions Application.StatusBar = "Posting transactions." PostTransactions Application.StatusBar = False Application.DisplayStatusBar = intStatusState End Sub
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (10372) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Running a Macro when a Workbook is Closed.
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