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Document.Close Method

Office 2007
Closes the specified document.


expression.Close(SaveChanges, OriginalFormat, RouteDocument)

expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
SaveChangesOptionalVariantSpecifies the save action for the document. Can be one of the following WdSaveOptions constants: wdDoNotSaveChanges, wdPromptToSaveChanges, or wdSaveChanges.
OriginalFormatOptionalVariantSpecifies the save format for the document. Can be one of the following WdOriginalFormat constants: wdOriginalDocumentFormat, wdPromptUser, or wdWordDocument.
RouteDocumentOptionalVariantTrue 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.

Visual Basic for Applications
On Error GoTo errorHandler
ActiveDocument.Close _
    SaveChanges:=wdPromptToSaveChanges, _
If Err = 4198 Then MsgBox "Document was not closed"