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    XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Hello- I'm pretty poor at VBA, but I'm hobbling along. Hope this makes sense and thx for the help in advance.

    I have a line of code that is supposed to be saving the file as an .xls file, but its saving it as xlsm:

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    - Thought the fileformat 56 would save as xls.

    This is in excel 2010 on a PC. Any thoughts?

    Thx!

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Its saving as .xlsm because the file has a macro in it - thats how 2007 onwards saves.

    If you insist/force it to save as .xlsx, it will remove the macro for you
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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    What does your variable fileName contain?
    Does it end with .xls?

    Even if FileFormat:=56 (xls), if the file name is specified with xlsm, it might save as an xlsm file.

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_lee_91 View Post
    What does your variable fileName contain?
    Does it end with .xls?

    Even if FileFormat:=56 (xls), if the file name is specified with xlsm, it might save as an xlsm file.
    I'd also agree that if the filename has .xlsm in it then that's why it's not being renamed to .xls.

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Ugh... Bummer. Yes, the file type is indeed xlsm ... There is no way to force it to be xls or xlsx?

    In case it helps, its an XLSM file that creates a new workbook and then tries to save this new workbook in xls format.

    Thank you for all the replies. I really appreciate it.

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    just edit the name.
    Im not exactly sure how you built the string but you could even just do

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Sorry, I mis-read your request. If you want to save it as .xls, just change the file-type to excel 97-2003 .xls

    @ jason. changing a file extension like that could cause it to become corrupt or to not open. If a 2007-onwards excel file contains VBA, it MUST have a .xlsm extension, you cannot just "change" it to .xlsx

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    Thx everyone. I thought by using 'FileFormat:=56' this is telling xl to save it as 97-2003. Am I using the wrong fileformat #?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: XL2010 VBA Saving in .XLSM - Should be XLS

    That's the correct fileformat type. If the new workbook name has the .xlsm in it, then just change the save name to .xls and use your current fileformat 56 type.

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