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    Dear colleagues,

    As you know, Excel files shared on a disk sometimes can be a real pain because some user opened the file and forgot to close it, making it impossible for someone else to edit it.

    One solution comes in the form of creating a macro that Closes and Saves the Excel file after an Idle Time :


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    The only problem is that you have to add the code to every Excel file when created, and also you have to enable macros every time.

    My question was if it is possible to make a code that impacts ALL Excel files. (just like when someone disables drag and drop in one excel macro, then drag and drop will be disabled for all excel files)


    Thank you for your time,


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    Eugeniu

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    Re: Closing Excel File After Idle Time

    You'd want to use a class to create an object that captures Application Events. You'd then save this code in an addin that's installed on all the users' machines

    Have a look at: http://www.cpearson.com/excel/appevent.aspx

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    Re: Closing Excel File After Idle Time

    Dear Kyle123,

    Thank you for the code . It works beautifully, but, you have to always have the excel file with the piece of code always open in order to make it work with other workbooks. Is there a way around this problem?


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    Re: Closing Excel File After Idle Time

    No. As I said, if you save it as an addin and not a workbook, it will load in the background every time you start Excel and not be visible

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    Re: Closing Excel File After Idle Time

    Hooray! I've managed to make the file "addin", and, using this code I've managed to load it automatically in Excel. I wounder, is there a way that I can load it automatically, from Excel, into PowerPoint also?


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