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Locked Excel file is unlocked when re-opened

Posted on 2011-02-15
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I use the following code to lock a new file and then close it.  When I open it is unlocked and headings are visible.  The code works fine as I step through it...but the file is not locked when I open it. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks
Workbooks.Add
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= ...etc
With ActiveWindow
.DisplayHeadings = False
.DisplayVertivleScrollBar = False
.DisplayWorkTabs = False
End With
ActiveSheet.Protec Password = 1234
ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges = True

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Question by:davidam
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by:rspahitz
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maybe you misspelled the word protect on line 8?

ActiveSheet.Protec Password = 1234
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by:florjan
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I belive you had a typo. So it's Protect not Protec.
ActiveSheet.Protect Password = 1234

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by:davidam
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No, it is correct in the code.  I typed it on a different computer for this.  When I step throught the code it locks the file and then closes it...it is unlocked when I open it.
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by:davidam
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Further to the above...and probably a very good clue...I stepped through the code again...right up until the last line (close save)..then I suspended the macro and manually closed the file.  Upon opening it it was fully locked.
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ActiveWorkbooks.Close SaveChanges = True

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Workbooks not workbook?
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by:davidam
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Actually I think I need ActiveWorkbooks.Close SaveChanges:= True
...what I really need is for this project to end!!!  Thanks to all.
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by:rspahitz
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Seems that florjan should get a little credit for finding the answer, but maybe not 500 points...I guess it depends on whether author would have found the answer without EE help.
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by:davidam
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I have no objection to rewarding points.  I accepted my solution because I did not want anyone to waste any more time on this and because I had indeed discovered the true issue.  rspahitz was certainly zeroing in on the line that was causing the problem.  I am new to this and I would like someone else to decide how many points should be awarded.
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by:rspahitz
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I would suggest 100 pts awarded to florjan, with grade A if it worked as delivered (or with minor change)
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by:davidam
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That sounds good to me...but I do not know how to do this.
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This is a syntax problem, the solution is
ActiveWorkbooks.Close SaveChanges:= True
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by:davidam
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Both spahitz and florjan found an error in my code; ultimately it was a different error that was the problem
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