How To Have Excel File Open In Last Active Window / Workbook
Apr 15, 2013
I compared data between excel worksheets all the time, well recently my computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and since then I have not been able to figure out how to have an Excel file to open in the Excel window selected(or last active window) when I have more than one workbook open. Is there a way to do this?
I want to create a standard macro that will copy values from a Master workbook to the current, active workbook I have open. The problem I have run into is when I record a macro it also records the name of the active workbook I'm copying data into and I would like it so when I bring up a workbook I just run the macro and it copies the values in. I'll be doing 8 different macros that each copy different values from the Master spreadsheet
In VBA, how do open 2 new windows, and allow for the fact the file name will change (or name the new windows the current file name)? My current file name is "Metal.xls" Here is what the code looks like now:
I have a userform with several buttons on, each doing seperate tasks, three of the buttons however are used to load a workbook stored elsewhere in our central data storage drive. Loading these workbooks is not the problem, the problem is when loading these they load up behind the userform and not in a new window.
I am just wondering if there is a way of checking if the workbook that is currently open is the only one that is open, as I have been asked to make my code exit the application if this is the case rather that just close that one file.
I have a spread sheet that I have written that has 2 html links in it. The links work, but they only open in one browser tab. How do I get them to open in different tabs? Opening in two different browser sessions would be acceptable too. I have Excel 2007 and IE 9 but the users may have different versions.
I'm trying to figure out a way to find a specific sheet in a workbook that does not contain the macro. Within the macro I have a cell which holds the name of the specific sheet I would like to find but I can't get it to work for some reason...
'Dim officen As Integer 'Dim thiswb As Workbook
officen = Range("A2").Value Set thiswb = ActiveWorkbook ' Open the Active Info file Workbooks.Open "C:My DcoumentsActive 20080616.xls", , , , "xxxxxx" ' Dim sourcewb As Workbook Set sourcewb = Workbooks.Open"Active 20080616.xls"
I have a userform in "text1.xls" workbook when I click on commandButton it validates Staff name and Staff number stored in sheet1 of "test1.xls" workbook and opens test2.xls file which is in different folder. Problem is how do I code to close or unload "test1.xls" after opening test2.xls
Private Sub goButton_Click()
F$ = "D: estFiles est2.xls" ' can I use Path so I don't need to type the full directory path
I have an Excel Worksheet (let's call it "AA.xlsm") which uses VBA code to loop through column A, update column B with some results/values, and then (for each value in column A) SaveAs the worksheet into a different filename/path as a ".csv" type file.
My line of code for the SaveAs is as follows: Workbooks("AA.xlsm").SaveAs LEpath & CurrFldr, FileFormat:=xlCSV
My problem is that my original worksheet, AA.xlsm, gets closed whereas I need it to stay open/active after each SaveAs iteration.
I've encountered a bit of an odd one. I am opening a tab delimited file, which has been sved as an xls. When I open from file manager, it opens correctly. When I open from Excel, I have to go through 3 screen dictating how the data is set up, and the end result is that a couple of the numbers come through as text, rather than numbers.
Failing an explanation - how do you open workbooks as file system objects - currently I am opening them using
I've built a macro to run a loop that opens excel files, prints certain sheets and closes them. I have the macro working - to some degree. here is my code (this is excel):
OldPath = "S:RMBS_Performance_Analytics Analysis1 Staging Folder For Monthly Model Templates2007200704VVDeals" Dim t As Workbook Dim s As String Dim a As Window
With Application.FileSearch .NewSearch .LookIn = OldPath .SearchSubFolders = False .Filename = "*.xls" .MatchTextExactly = True If .Execute() > 0 Then For i = 1 To .FoundFiles.Count s = .FoundFiles(i)
I have 2 problems. First problem is that I am trying to add a function to make the window close once its finished printing. This actually works - but it limits my loop iterations from i = 1 to 2 (so it only runs 2 times and I'm not exactly sure why). If I don't include the statement - this can run for up to 7 - 8 times (these are very large files) then excel runs out of memory. Unfortunately, i can't set the loop to run from i = anything other than one.
So What I would prefer is to be able to make the "ActiveWindow.close" command work - because this way I can run the entire loop. But I'm not sure how to. I tried window referencing, I tried adding a new active Window so when the file opens, its opening in the active window already, but nothing works.
Preferably, I need to be able to reference both windows, as my next macro will involve referencing 2 windows (one static - always open) and the other the loop above.
This code opens a UserForm in the Workbook_Open event when the file is opened. After 10 seconds, the message is supposed to go away if the user doesn't click anything, then macros that follow are supposed to run. It is intended to allow a user to stop the macros. This works when you open the file manually (macro security must be low), you'll see a msgbox pop up after the UserForm goes away.
However, when the workbook is opened as a Windows Scheduled Task (Windows/ Control Panel/ Scheduled Tasks), the UserForm does not come to the front of the screen unless a user actually clicks on the window. It just flashes at the bottom indefinitely.
Dim iStartBook As Long, iNewBook As Long iStartBook = ActiveWindow.Index ActiveWindow.NewWindow iNewBook = ActiveWindow.Index I'm trying to grab the "2" that .NewWindow generates. The above gives 1 both times, despite the obvious 2 in the caption after you run it. So what property works? What does .Index mean here?
I have multiple excel workbooks open at the same time. I need to run a macro on one of them every 15 min but I need to return to the active window when the macro is done. How do I read what window is active then return to it when the macro is done?
Sub AutoSave() dTime = Now + TimeValue("00:15:00") Application .OnTime dTime, "AutoSave" Windows("data.xlsm").Activate Sheets("Data").Copy Application.DisplayAlerts = False ActiveWorkbook. SaveAs Filename:="c:excel" & Format(Time, "hhmmss"), FileFormat:=xlCSV ActiveWorkbook.Close Application.DisplayAlerts = True Windows(1).ActivatePrevious End Sub
I have a worksheet with frozen panes (Row and Column). I have hyperlinks that jump to the this worksheet. Is there anyway to have the window position itself so the active cell is in the upper left corner of my frozen panes?
I need to open an excel file based on a date mentioned in the file name, but minus 1 day. The file name is composed with Statistics_date_time.xls
Once I need to open the file (only in the mornings), it has to be the one from the previous day to see the yesterdays performance. How can I create a macro that will look at the date in the file and take the one from yesterday?
This will be a part of a macro I'm making. The rest of the macro will just format the file and combine a few ones from different departments.
I have tried to work this problem out by myself, but I'm afraid it's beyond my ability. Is there a way to open a file from inside excel. Can I open " Master1.xls" from inside " Master 2.xls, (Master 2 is running, Master 1 is not open). I've tried linking but I think that's beyond me as well.
I've created a Form (Userform1) and a Listbox(ListBox1). The listbox is initialized by creating a File System Object so that all XLS files within a folder(Test1) are added to the Listbox. I have a Sub to call the form from a workbook. The files saved in the "Test1" folder appears in the list but I get an error when I select and launch the command to open.
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize() Dim fso As FileSystemObject Dim fld As Folder Set fso = New FileSystemObject Set fld = fso.GetFolder("c:Documents and SettingsEricDesktopTest1") For Each Fil In fld.Files If UCase(Right(Fil. Name, 3)) = "XLS" Then ListBox1.AddItem Fil.Name End If Next End Sub
Code to open workbook from the listbox
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() Workbooks.Open ActiveWorkbook.Path & "" & ListBox1 UserForm1.Hide End Sub