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 How to always at cell A1 when opening workbook?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-03

As we all known, when you open a workbook, it will show the cell position where you saved and closed it last time. How can you always keep opening a workbook with each sheet at a specific cell A1? This article will talk about some ways to solve it.

Always open a workbook with each sheet at cell A1 by using VBA code

Always open a workbook at a specific sheet and cell A1 by using VBA code


arrow blue right bubble Always open a workbook with each sheet at cell A1 by using VBA code

For example, you always want the workbook to open at cell A1 of each worksheet regardless of where you were in the workbook when it was last closed. Please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. In the left Project-VBAProject pane, double click ThisWorkbook to open a blank module, and then copy and paste the following code into the module, see screenshot:

VBA code: Always open a workbook with each sheet at cell A1:

Private Sub Workbook_SheetActivate(ByVal Wsh As Object)
'Updateby Extendoffice
On Error Resume Next
Wsh.Range("A1").Select
End Sub

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2. Then close this code, and click File > Save As to save the workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format, see screenshot:

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3. From now on, when you open this workbook next time, please click Enable Content to activate the code, and toggle between the sheets, you can see each worksheet is at cell A1 automatically.

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arrow blue right bubble Always open a workbook at a specific sheet and cell A1 by using VBA code

If you just need to open a specific sheet at cell A1 when launching the workbook every time, the following VBA code may help you.

For example, I always want to go to the Sheet1 at cell A1 when opening the workbook.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window. In the left Project-VBAProject pane, double click ThisWorkbook to open a blank module, and then copy and paste the following code into the module, see screenshot:

VBA code: Always open a workbook with specific sheet at cell A1:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
'Updateby Extendoffice
Application.Goto ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").Range("A1"), True
End Sub

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Note: In the above code, Sheet1 and A1 are the worksheet and cell reference that you want to go to when opening the workbook. You can change them to your need.

2. Then close this code, and click File > Save As to save the workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format, from now on, when you open this workbook next time, please click Enable Content to activate the code, and it will go to the Sheet1 at cell A1 automatically.

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