How to apply a button to open another workbook in Excel?
In a worksheet, we can insert a hyperlink to link another workbook, so that can open it quickly and easily. But, have you ever tried to create a button to open another workbook through active workbook?
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In Excel, we can insert a shape button, and then link a code to it. You can solve this job with following steps:
1. Click Insert > Shapes > Rectangle, see screenshot:
2. Then drag the mouse to draw a shape button, and format it to your need, see screenshot:
3. And then hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
4. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.
VBA code: Open a specific workbook:
Sub Openworkbook_Click() 'Updateby Extendoffice 20161008 Dim xWb As Workbook Dim wbName As String On Error Resume Next Set xWb = Workbooks.Open("C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\test\Book2.xlsx") wbName = xWb.Name If Err.Number <> 0 Then MsgBox "This workbook does not exist!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel" Err.Clear Else MsgBox "This workbook is opened!", vbInformation, "Kutools for Excel" End If End Sub
Note: In the above code, you should change the file path and name C:\Users\DT168\Desktop\test\Book2.xlsx to the real path of the workbook you want to link to.
5. Then save and close this code window, right click the shape button you have created, choose Assign Macro from the context menu, in the popped out Assign Macro dialog box, click the macro name Openworkbook_Click you have inserted just now, and click OK button, see screenshot:
6. Now, when you click the shape button:
(1.) If the workbook does not exist, you will get the following prompt box:
(2.) If the workbook exists, it will be opened at once, and a prompt box also is popped out to remind you: