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Application.DocumentBeforeSave Event

Office 2007
Occurs before any open document is saved.


Private Sub expression_DocumentBeforeSave(ByVal DocAs Document, SaveAsUIAs Boolean, CancelAs Boolean)

expression   A variable that represents an Application object declared with events in a class module.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
DocRequiredDocumentThe document that is being saved.
SaveAsUIRequiredBooleanTrue if the Save As dialog box is displayed.
CancelRequiredBooleanFalse when the event occurs. If the event procedure sets this argument to True, the document is not saved when the procedure is finished.


For more information about using events with the Application object, see Using Events with the Application Object.


This example prompts the user for a yes or no response before saving any document. This code must be placed in a class module, and an instance of the class must be correctly initialized to see this example work; see Using Events with the Application Object for directions on how to accomplish this.

Visual Basic for Applications
Public WithEvents appWord as Word.Application

Private Sub appWord_DocumentBeforeSave _
        (ByVal Doc As Document, _
        SaveAsUI As Boolean, _
        Cancel As Boolean)

    Dim intResponse As Integer

    intResponse = MsgBox("Do you really want to " _
        & "save the document?", _

    If intResponse = vbNo Then Cancel = True
End Sub