Disables the "Save As" Feature in Excel

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This macro will disable the Save As feature in excel. This means that a user will not be able to resave the workbook under a different name or even in a different location. The only option for saving is to click "Save" which will only save any changes made to the current document.

Where to install the macro:  ThisWorkbook

Excel Macro to Disable the Save As feature in Excel

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave (ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)

'This macro disables the "Save As" Feature in Excel
'This means that a user will not be able to save this
'workbook(file) under a different name or in a different location
'
'This MUST be placed in "ThisWorkbook" and NOT in a Module.
'

    If SaveAsUI = True Then Cancel = True

End Sub






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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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