Create a workbook from every worksheet in your workbook

This macro will copy every visible worksheet in a new workbook and save the workbook with the name of the sheet in a newly created folder in the same path as the workbook with this macro.

Important: You will notice that when you run the code it will ask you permission to access the folder (Grant File Access Prompt), this is because of Apple’s sandbox requirements. To avid that use a folder in another location, visit this page for more information : Problems with Apple’s sandbox requirements

It will check the file format and will save the new files in the same format. Only if it is a xlsm file and there is no code in the sheet module it will save it as xlsx.


Sub Copy_Every_Sheet_To_New_Workbook()
Dim FileExtStr As String
Dim FileFormatNum As Long
Dim Sourcewb As Workbook
Dim Destwb As Workbook
Dim sh As Worksheet
Dim DateString As String
Dim FolderName As String

With Application
.ScreenUpdating = False
.EnableEvents = False
.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
End With

'Copy every sheet from the workbook with this macro
Set Sourcewb = ThisWorkbook

'Create new folder to save the new files in
DateString = Format(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd hh-mm-ss")
FolderName = Sourcewb.Path & Application.PathSeparator & Sourcewb.Name & " " & DateString
MkDir FolderName

'Copy every visible sheet to a new workbook
For Each sh In Sourcewb.Worksheets

'If the sheet is visible then copy it to a new workbook
If sh.Visible = -1 Then
sh.Copy

'Set Destwb to the new workbook
Set Destwb = ActiveWorkbook

'Determine the Excel version and file extension/format
With Destwb
Select Case Sourcewb.FileFormat
Case 51: FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
Case 52:
If .HasVBProject Then
FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
Else
FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
End If
Case 56: FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
Case Else: FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
End Select
End With

'Change all cells in the worksheet to values if you want
If Destwb.Sheets(1).ProtectContents = False Then
With Destwb.Sheets(1).UsedRange
.Cells.Copy
.Cells.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
.Cells(1).Select
End With
Application.CutCopyMode = False
End If

'Save the new workbook and close it
With Destwb
.SaveAs FolderName _
& Application.PathSeparator & Destwb.Sheets(1).Name & FileExtStr, _
FileFormat:=FileFormatNum
.Close False
End With

End If
GoToNextSheet:
Next sh

MsgBox "You can find the files in " & FolderName

With Application
.ScreenUpdating = True
.EnableEvents = True
.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
End With
End Sub
11-May-2021
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