How to create pop up message box when opening an Excel file?
In certain case, you may want a message box always popup to remind you what you need to do first when you open a specific workbook, this can help you remember to do the most important thing in your daily work. And this article, I will talk about how to create a pop up message box when opening an Excel file.
You can create a VBA code to make a message box popped out when you open the specific workbook, please do as follows:
1. Hold Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, double click ThisWorkbook from the Project-VBAProject pane, then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Module window, see screenshot:
Note: If the Project-VBAProject pane is hidden, click View > Project Explorer to display it.
VBA code: Create a pop up message box when opening Excel file:
Private Sub Workbook_Open() MsgBox "Send this file to xxx" End Sub
3. Then close the code window, and save this workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format, please click File > Save As, and in the Save As window, select Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook from Save as type list, see screenshot:
4. Now, a security warning message is displayed at the top of the sheet table first time when you open this file, please click Enable Content button to activate the VBA code, see screenshot:
5. After activating the VBA code, a message box is popped out at once. See screenshot:
1. You can change the text message in the code to any other word you need;
2. The security warning message will not displayed after the first opening. So when you launch this file next time, the message box will be popped out directly.
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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do with following steps:
1. Open the workbooks that you want to open together next time automatically.
2. Then click Enterprise > Workbook > Auto Open Those Workbook Next Time, see screenshot:
3. In the Auto Open Those Workbook Next Time dialog box, please click Select all to check all the workbooks that you want to auto open next time when you launching an Excel file, then click Ok to exit the dialog, see screenshot:
4. And now, when you launch an Excel file, all the workbooks you selected are opening at the same time.
Note: To cancel this operation, you just need to unselect all the workbooks or remove or clear the workbooks in the Auto Open Those Workbook Next Time dialog box.