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Document.Close Method (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

Closes the specified document.

expression .Close(SaveChanges, OriginalFormat, RouteDocument)

expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

SaveChanges

Optional

Variant

Specifies the save action for the document. Can be one of the following WdSaveOptions constants: wdDoNotSaveChanges, wdPromptToSaveChanges, or wdSaveChanges.

OriginalFormat

Optional

Variant

Specifies the save format for the document. Can be one of the following WdOriginalFormat constants: wdOriginalDocumentFormat, wdPromptUser, or wdWordDocument.

RouteDocument

Optional

Variant

True to route the document to the next recipient. If the document does not have a routing slip attached, this argument is ignored.

This example prompts the user to save the active document before closing it. If the user clicks Cancel, error 4198 (command failed) is trapped and a message is displayed.

On Error GoTo errorHandler 
ActiveDocument.Close _ 
 SaveChanges:=wdPromptToSaveChanges, _ 
 OriginalFormat:=wdPromptUser 
errorHandler: 
If Err = 4198 Then MsgBox "Document was not closed"

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