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Workbook.Save method

Table of contents
  1. Syntax
  2. Remarks
  3. Examples

Saves changes to the specified workbook.



expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.


To open a workbook file, use the Open method.

To mark a workbook as saved without writing it to a disk, set its Saved property to True.

The first time you save a workbook, use the SaveAs method to specify a name for the file.


This example saves the active workbook.


This example saves all open workbooks and then closes Microsoft Excel.

For Each w In Application.Workbooks 
Next w 

This example uses the BeforeSave event to verify that certain cells contain data before the workbook can be saved. The workbook cannot be saved until there is data in each of the following cells: D5, D7, D9, D11, D13, and D15.

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
   'If the six specified cells don't contain data, then display a message box with an error
   'and cancel the attempt to save.
   If WorksheetFunction.CountA(Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("D5,D7,D9,D11,D13,D15")) < 6 Then
      MsgBox "Workbook will not be saved unless" & vbCrLf & _
      "All required fields have been filled in!"
      Cancel = True
   End If
End Sub

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