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Script or similar to create hundreds of cutomised Excel files

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I need to create several hundred customised Excel files.

I have a template file with a bunch of field names as the first row. The second row is to be filled in by the recipient.

I have a master file with two columns which contains the name I want for each file, which is a number, like 92625785965 (an ABN, in fact) and a Company Name.

The company name needs to go into cell A2.

How can I go about this in an automated fashion?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39725853
You would need a macro like this

sub generatefiles
dim sws as worksheet
dim mws as worksheet
dim cel as range
set sws=activeworksheet
set mws = workbooks("masterworkbook.xls")
for each cel in mws.range("A1:A1000")
if cel<>"" then
sws.copy
activesheet.range("A2").value=cel.offset(,1)
activeworkbook.saveas cel.value & ".xlsx"
activeworkbook.close
end if
next cel
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by:snooflehammer
ID: 39725863
This is a macro I run from within an Excel workbook?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
ID: 39725865
Yes, I would do it from the template workbook.
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by:snooflehammer
ID: 39725971
OK. I'll get to try this out in the next 48 hours. I'll revert then
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by:snooflehammer
ID: 39727812
I'm struggling with this.

I\ve saved a worksheet with the filenames in colum 1 and the company names in column 2. Its called Book1.xlsx and it's on my D drive, so its full path is D:\Book1.xlsx.

The macro crashes on line 5 with run-time error '424'. Object required.

I've tried entering the path to book1, but no dice.
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 500 total points
ID: 39728267
Sorry, change it to

set sws=activesheet
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by:snooflehammer
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Thank you
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