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2002-01-30, 20:30 #1
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Macro to Close a Workbook? (2000)
I have a spreadsheet that is stored in "Shared Data" on our company intranet. Many times people leave it open preventing me from making nessesary changes. Can I make a macro to close the entire workbook after say 10 minutes. Please bear in mind that I am a newbie at Macros.
2002-01-30, 21:47 #2
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Re: Macro to Close a Workbook? (2000)
Sure you can, but there's a better solution.
If you would make the workbook shareable, Under the Tools menu choose Share Workbook, then that might help. But to answer your question, the macro needs to do these steps:
1) At the time of the workbook is left unattended, a timer kicks in.
2) The Timer reaches a specific time value, in your case 10 minutes, and issues a command, a message box, telling the User that the workbook is going to be closed.
3a) If the User clicks OK the workbook is kept open
3b) Otherwise after 30 seconds the workbook is saved and closed.
The trick(s) is to know
1) when the User has left the workbook unattended.
2) To after issuing a message, to dismiss the message and save and close if the user is not there.
I have done something like that in the past, but need some time to dig it out. Maybe by the weekend I'll send you a sample.
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