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Microsoft KB Archive/172749

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Article ID: 172749

Article Last Modified on 10/21/2000



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q172749

SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to close a workbook, the pointer becomes an hourglass, and the workbook remains open. After you attempt to close the workbook, any cell entries that you make in the workbook do not appear. However, these cell entries appear in another workbook.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if all of the following conditions are true:

  • You attach a Visual Basic for Applications macro to the WorkbookBeforeClose event. -and-


  • You set the Cancel argument of the WorkbookBeforeClose event to True. -and-


  • You switch to another workbook in the macro that is attached to the WorkbookBeforeClose event.

You cannot close the workbook that is activated by the macro that is attached to the WorkbookBeforeClose event in another workbook.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, save the workbook with a different file name. To save the workbook with a different name, follow these steps:

  1. Switch to the workbook that contains the macro that is attached to the WorkbookBeforeClose event.
  2. Switch to the workbook that you cannot close.
  3. On the File menu, click Save As.
  4. Type a new name for the workbook in the File Name box.
  5. Click Save.

NOTE: To close the workbook that contains the macro that is attached to the WorkbookBeforeClose event, set Cancel to True and remove the line of code that activates the other workbook.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

REFERENCES

For more information about the WorkbookBeforeClose event, click the Office Assistant while in the Visual Basic Editor, type workbookbeforeclose, click Search, and then click to view "WorkbookBeforeClose Event."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions



Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kbbug kbprogramming KB172749