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How to minimize the Excel window while the Macro is running ?

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    How to minimize the Excel window while the Macro is running ?

    Hi,

    I am running a macro which process about 500 excel files from a folder, the code is running fine. However, the excel window is frozen when the macro is running, I could not select some shortcut on my desktop on the part where the excel window is on top of it.

    May you show me how to minimize the Excel window while the Macro is running ? And if it is possible, popup window showing progress bar on how many percent it is processed based on the number of file processed vs number of total files, and also display the name of the file currently processed below it.

    Thanks. I really appreciate your help.

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    Thang Nguyen
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    Hello Ndt,

    Welcome to the Forum! Here is a macro to minimize Excel from code.
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    Adding the Macro
    1. Copy the macro above pressing the keys CTRL+C
    2. Open your workbook
    3. Press the keys ALT+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor
    4. Press the keys ALT+I to activate the Insert menu
    5. Press M to insert a Standard Module
    6. Paste the code by pressing the keys CTRL+V
    7. Make any custom changes to the macro if needed at this time
    8. Save the Macro by pressing the keys CTRL+S
    9. Press the keys ALT+Q to exit the Editor, and return to Excel

    To Run the Macro...
    To run the macro from Excel, open the workbook, and press ALT+F8 to display the Run Macro Dialog. Double Click the macro's name to Run it.

    Sincerely,
    Leith Ross

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    Re: How to minimize the Excel window while the Macro is running ?

    I realize this is an old post, but this works too:
    Application.WindowState = xlMinimized

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    Re: How to minimize the Excel window while the Macro is running ?

    The above (Application.WindowState = xlMinimized) works well and is easy to use. I added it as the first line in the macro.

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