Output the Name of the Current Excel Workbook Without the File Extension - UDF

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Free Excel UDF that displays the name of the Excel workbook without its extension. This is a great UDF (user defined function) to use when you want to display the name of your workbook but don't want to have to also display the workbook file extension .xls .xlsm etc.

This UDF is simple to use as it requires no arguments or user-supplied data; just enter it into your spreadsheet and you're done.

Where to install the macro:  Module

UDF to Output the Name of the Current Excel Workbook Without the File Extension

Function NAMEWORKBOOK() As String

NAMEWORKBOOK = Left(ThisWorkbook.Name, InStr(1, ThisWorkbook.Name, ".", vbTextCompare) - 1)

End Function








How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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