Microsoft KB Archive/172749
Article ID: 172749
Article Last Modified on 10/21/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172749
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.
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.
To work around this problem, save the workbook with a different file name. To save the workbook with a different name, follow these steps:
- Switch to the workbook that contains the macro that is attached to the WorkbookBeforeClose event.
- Switch to the workbook that you cannot close.
- On the File menu, click Save As.
- Type a new name for the workbook in the File Name box.
- 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.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
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
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