Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. 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: Saving All Open Workbooks.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 7, 2020)
If you work with lots of workbooks open at the same time, you know that it can be a pain to go through and save each of the open workbooks, in turn. Wouldn't it be great to have a single command that allowed you to save all the open workbooks, without the need to do it manually?
Unfortunately, there isn't such a command in the versions of Excel that use the ribbon interface, but you can create one using a macro. The following is a good example of one you could use:
Sub SaveAll() Dim Wkb As Workbook For Each Wkb In Workbooks If Not Wkb.ReadOnly And Windows(Wkb.Name).Visible Then Wkb.Save End If Next End Sub
Save the macro in your Personal workbook, assign it to the Quick Access Toolbar or a shortcut key, and you can call it up as often as you like. It saves all the workbooks that are open, except those that are read-only or hidden.
ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11079) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Saving All Open Workbooks.
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