Close all open Excel workbooks?

Hello all,
I am trying to figure out a way to close all open excel workbooks with VB. The code I have selects the first instance of Excel and closes all workbooks within that, but if there is more than one instance of Excel then they do not close as well. Either closing the workbook or quitting the application is fine.

Stopping the excel.exe process does stop Excel, but it does not stop it gently so I am not looking for that.

Thanks a bunch.
set objOffice = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")
For Each WBook In objOffice.Workbooks
    WBook.Saved = True
    WBook.Close
Next

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zabu99Asked:
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RobSampsonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
OK, so I just realised that I was testing with *one* instance of Excel, but mutiple workbooks opened under that same instance.....

I then tested by running "Excel" separately a few times, and only one closed!

So, let's try something new, like looping through the Excel instances *and* windows, until it errors...

Regards,

Rob.
On Error Resume Next
While Err.Number = 0
	Set objOffice = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")
	objOffice.DisplayAlerts = False
	For Each objWindow In objOffice.Windows
	    objWindow.Activate
	    Set WBook = objOffice.ActiveWorkbook
	    WBook.Saved = True
	    WBook.Close
	Next
	objOffice.DisplayAlerts = True
	objOffice.Quit
	Set objOffice = Nothing
	WScript.Sleep 2000
Wend
MsgBox "Done"

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Iced-evilCommented:
How about this?
  Dim objOffice As Excel.Application
  Set objOffice = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
  do 
    objOffice.Quit
    Set objOffice = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
  loop until err
  set objOffice = nothing

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RobSampsonCommented:
Or, I haven't tested this, but what about.....
set objOffice = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")
For Each WBook In objOffice.Windows
    WBook.Saved = True
    WBook.Close
Next

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zabu99Author Commented:
Thanks for the try mates, but neither works.
The first script goes for an infinite loop without closing Excel and the second does not seem to have any effect.

Revisions or new ideas welcome.
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RobSampsonCommented:
Try this.

Regards,

Rob.
Set objOffice = GetObject(,"Excel.Application")
objOffice.DisplayAlerts = False
For Each objWindow In objOffice.Windows
    objWindow.Activate
    Set WBook = objOffice.ActiveWorkbook
    WBook.Save
    WBook.Close
Next
objOffice.DisplayAlerts = True
objOffice.Quit

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zabu99Author Commented:
Hi Rob,
It did not work. I placed a wscript.echo statement in the middle of the FOR loop to see if it ever activiated and it did not.

Thanks.
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RobSampsonCommented:
That's odd....it worked with my Excel 2003.....which version are you using?

As you open new workbooks, does it open new windows, or open them all in all in one?

Rob.
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zabu99Author Commented:
I am running Win XP and Office 2003.
In order to be thorough, I used workbooks in the same window and workbooks in different windows.

I am very curious as to why it worked for you and not me.

Thanks for your efforts so far.
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zabu99Author Commented:
No wonder you have 10 billion points. It works perfectly,
thanks.
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RobSampsonCommented:
LOL!  No problem.  Thanks for the grade.

Regards,

Rob.
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