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I have an Excel workbook that we use as a form. I have added a button that when clicked if this is the only form open Excel closed completely, but if Excel has another workbook opened it will only close the form.

    ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
    If Workbooks.Count >= 2 Then Application.Quit '2 needed to include personal.wkb
    ThisWorkbook.Close


This works but only if the user opens another Excel file from the menu bar (OPEN FILE) within the form.  If Excel or another Excel file is opened by a shortcut, or other means, the code doesn't see it and cause the application to quit.

Is this possible?

Thank you.
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Berkson Wein earned 2000 total points
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If I'm understanding you right you want to exit the application if your "form" (workbook) is the only one open.  Otherwise, if there's more than one workbook open, just close the current workbook.

If that's the case, it looks like you code is backwards.

ActiveWorkbook.Saved =

' if there's only 1 workbook, then quit
If Workbooks.Count = 1 Then Application.Quit
ThisWorkbook.Close


Also, just a suggestion, but I'd use If then else here.  Even though it's the same in function, it's much easier to see what's going on if you were to look at this down the line.

ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
If Workbooks.Count = 1 Then
     Application.Quit
else
    ThisWorkbook.Close
end if



Hope this helps.
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by:thandel
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Yes you understand my issue.  Your code is pretty much what I have now and when another workbook is opened from outside of the Excel "Form" the workbook count doesn't refelct this and thus is always closing  excel via the application quit.
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by:Berkson Wein
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What I have is a bit different though in that it quits the application if there's only 1 workbook open.  If there's more than that, then it just closes the workbook.  Your version, I assume due to a logic oversight, has it the other way around, if there's 2 or more workbooks then it closes the application.

Did you try my code?  Candidly, I haven't, but I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work.  Excel doesn't care (or shouldn't) how another workbook is opened.
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by:thandel
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I need two because I think the personal.xls is effecting it.  When I only open this form its reports that 2 are open.
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by:Berkson Wein
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OK, fine, but you have:

If Workbooks.Count >= 2 Then Application.Quit

So if you have 2 or more open, then quit the application (which is what is happening right?)

I think what you mean is

If Workbooks.Count <= 2 Then Application.Quit
if there are 2 or FEWER, then quit, otherwise, just close the workbook.
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by:thandel
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Hmmm my current code is:

    ActiveWorkbook.Saved = True
    If Workbooks.Count <= 2 Then Application.Quit
    ThisWorkbook.Close

Sorry above code was posted incorrecly.  My mistake, sorry about that.
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by:thandel
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OK so I tried your code but changed the 1 to a 2 .... and its working... perhaps the if then else resolved this.  Thank you!
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