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Excel workbook auto save/close after inactivity

Hello:

I would like a macro that runs in the back ground in excel that would save the workbook and close it after a given time frame if there was no activity by the user.
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DavidH7470
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costafCommented:
hi, there. if i´m not mistaken there is an option in Excel 2010 Save options that allows you to auto save  every x minutes , and it saves your workbook automaticly , even if you close the document without saving it.
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jerseysamCommented:
Dim DownTime As Date


Sub SetTime()
DownTime = Now + TimeValue("00:00:20")
Application.OnTime DownTime, "ShutDown"
End Sub


Sub ShutDown()
ThisWorkbook.Save
ThisWorkbook.Close
End Sub


Sub Disable()

On Error Resume Next
Application.OnTime EarliestTime:=DownTime, Procedure:="ShutDown", _
Schedule:=False
End Sub
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DavidH7470Author Commented:
Hi Jerseysam

That works to a point.  But it closes even as a user is entering information.  I was looking for it close it after an interval of inactivity.

Thanks
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netcmhCommented:
The link I provided has the inactivity close segment.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
MsgBox "This workbook will auto-close after 20 seconds of inactivity"
Call SetTime
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
Call Disable
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_SheetCalculate(ByVal Sh As Object)
Call Disable
Call SetTime
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_SheetSelectionChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target _
As Excel.Range)
Call Disable
Call SetTime
End Sub
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netcmhCommented:
the module would have:

Dim DownTime As Date


Sub SetTime()
DownTime = Now + TimeValue("00:00:20")
Application.OnTime DownTime, "ShutDown"
End Sub


Sub ShutDown()
ThisWorkbook.Save
ThisWorkbook.Close
End Sub


Sub Disable()

On Error Resume Next
Application.OnTime EarliestTime:=DownTime, Procedure:="ShutDown", _
Schedule:=False
End Sub
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Frank WhiteCommented:
To use Jerseysam's solution, add this code in ThisWorkbook:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    'Remove the single-quote at the start of the line below to give a warning to the user.
    'MsgBox "This workbook will auto-close after 20 seconds of inactivity"
    Call SetTime
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
    Call Disable
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_SheetCalculate(ByVal Sh As Object)
    Call Disable
    Call SetTime
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Source As Range)
    Call Disable
    Call SetTime
End Sub


Private Sub Workbook_SheetSelectionChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target _
As Excel.Range)
    Call Disable
    Call SetTime
End Sub

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netcmhCommented:
Thank you for the grade. Good luck.
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