VBA – Force a Workbook to Save Before Close

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Editorial Team

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Steve Rynearson

Last updated on July 19, 2021

Force Workbook to Save – Workbook_BeforeClose

I wouldn’t advise using this, but for the sake of experimentation and as a demonstration of ActiveWorkbook.Save:

You can Save a workbook without giving the user a “Yes/No” option with the following code:

Place this in the ThisWorkbook module…

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)

If Saved = False Then


End If

End Sub

This doesn’t work for multiple workbooks. To make it work with multiple workbooks you’d need to place the code in the personal.xls file or have it loop through all open workbooks.

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