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How to close and reopen active workbook?

In this article, I introduce some methods on quickly closing and reopening the active workbook.

Shortcut to close and reopen active workbook

VBA to close and reopen active workbook

Shortcut to close and reopen active workbook

Here are some shortcuts that can close and reopen the current workbook.

Close active workbook

Alt + F + C

If there are some changes before you close the workbook, a dialog pops out to remind you whether to save, press Enter key to save and close the dialog.

Reopen the workbook

Alt + F + R +1 for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010/2013/2016.

Alt + F+ R + Y1 + Enter for other Microsoft Office versions.

VBA to close and reopen active workbook

VBA also can close and reopen active workbook.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module and paste below code to the script.

VBA: Save and close and reopen active workbook

Sub SaveCloseReOpen()
End Sub

3. Press F5 key to run the code.


If you want to directly close and reopen active workbook without saving, use below code:

Sub Reopen()
    ThisWorkbook.Saved = True
    ThisWorkbook.ChangeFileAccess xlReadOnly, , False
    Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:01")
    ThisWorkbook.ChangeFileAccess xlReadWrite, , True
End Sub

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Both methods leave a remnant double-project in VBA IDE. Any way to fix that? Thx!
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