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Freeze Panes through .VBS Script

Posted on 2008-10-16
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I have a script that will freeze panes and a few other things like turn auto filter on etc.
What I am needing it to do is what it does now AND apply it to all workbooks in the same file,
looks like it is selecting by .ActiveSheet but I am unsure how to select and apply to ALL of them.

Thanks and code is attached.

ednetmanFormatExcel "c:\monthly\Report.xls"
 
Sub ednetmanFormatExcel(ByVal vFilePath)
 Dim xlApp
 Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
 With xlApp.Workbooks.Open(vFilePath) 'open file
  With .ActiveSheet
   .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True '1.  Bold the headers (always in row 1)
   .AutoFilterMode = False 'turn off any existing autofilter just in case
   .Rows(1).AutoFilter '2. Turn on AutoFilter for all coloms
   .Columns.AutoFit '3. Set Column width to AutoFit Selection
   '4. Set a freeze under column 1 so that the header is always present at the top
   .Range("A2").Select
   xlApp.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
  End With
  .Close True 'save and close
 End With
 xlApp.Quit
 Set xlApp = Nothing
End Sub

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by:ExcelGuide
ID: 22731066
use "for each" instead of "with", so try the following. Please test this and post your results, i was not able to test it.
ednetmanFormatExcel "c:\monthly\Report.xls"
 
Sub ednetmanFormatExcel(ByVal vFilePath)
 Dim xlApp, xlSheet
 Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
 Set xlSheet = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(sFile).Sheets(1)
 
 With xlApp.Workbooks.Open(vFilePath) 'open file
For Each xlSheet In xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
With xlSheet
   .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True '1.  Bold the headers (always in row 1)
   .AutoFilterMode = False 'turn off any existing autofilter just in case
   .Rows(1).AutoFilter '2. Turn on AutoFilter for all coloms
   .Columns.AutoFit '3. Set Column width to AutoFit Selection
   '4. Set a freeze under column 1 so that the header is always present at the top
   .Range("A2").Select
   xlApp.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
  End With
loop
  .Close True 'save and close
 End With
 xlApp.Quit
 Set xlApp = Nothing
End Sub

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by:smyers051972
ID: 22731235
There is a loop with out do error I tried to put the "do" where i thought would be the right place but no go :(

Thanks and I shall await your reply!
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by:ExcelGuide
ExcelGuide earned 200 total points
ID: 22731312
my stupid mistake....sorry for that
ednetmanFormatExcel "c:\monthly\Report.xls"
 
Sub ednetmanFormatExcel(ByVal vFilePath)
 Dim xlApp, xlSheet
 Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
 Set xlSheet = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(sFile).Sheets(1)
 
 With xlApp.Workbooks.Open(vFilePath) 'open file
For Each xlSheet In xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
With xlSheet
   .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True '1.  Bold the headers (always in row 1)
   .AutoFilterMode = False 'turn off any existing autofilter just in case
   .Rows(1).AutoFilter '2. Turn on AutoFilter for all coloms
   .Columns.AutoFit '3. Set Column width to AutoFit Selection
   '4. Set a freeze under column 1 so that the header is always present at the top
   .Range("A2").Select
   xlApp.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
  End With
Next xlSheet 
  .Close True 'save and close
 End With
 xlApp.Quit
 Set xlApp = Nothing
End Sub

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by:smyers051972
ID: 22731368
Expected end of statement encountered, sheesh its not our day today!
Will wait for further instructions :)

Thanks!
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ID: 22731392
Here is my shot at it.  I've tested this successfully.


ednetmanFormatExcel "c:\monthly\Report.xls"
 
Sub ednetmanFormatExcel(ByVal vFilePath)
    Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
    xlApp.Visible = False
    xlApp.DisplayAlerts = False
    Set objWorkbook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open(vFilePath) 'open file
 
    For Each objWorksheet in objWorkbook.Worksheets
        objWorksheet.Activate
        With objWorkbook.ActiveSheet
            .Rows(1).Font.Bold = True '1.  Bold the headers (always in row 1)
            .AutoFilterMode = False 'turn off any existing autofilter just in case
            .Rows(1).AutoFilter '2. Turn on AutoFilter for all coloms
            .Columns.AutoFit '3. Set Column width to AutoFit Selection
            '4. Set a freeze under column 1 so that the header is always present at the top
            .Range("A2").Select
        End With
        xlApp.ActiveWindow.FreezePanes = True
    Next
    
    objWorkbook.Close True 'save and close
    xlApp.Quit
End Sub

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by:smyers051972
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Thank you both of you!  I still gave points between both because you both helped me. MUCH appreciated.  There will be more soon I am sure :)

Thanks again!
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