Loop Through All Currently Open Workbooks And Modify Them

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What This VBA Code Does

This bit of VBA code shows you how to loop through all currently open Excel workbooks and make a modification to them.  In the example code below today's date is add to the first worksheet in Cell A1.  Notice also that the loop will skip a Personal Macro workbook if one is created.

Sub LoopEachOpenWorkbook()

'PURPOSE: Add today's date into every currently open Excel workbook
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com

Dim wb As Workbook

For Each wb In Application.Workbooks
  If wb.Name <> "PERSONAL.xlsb" Then
    'Add today's date to cell A1 of first worksheet in workbook
      wb.Worksheets(1).Range("A1") = Date
  End If
Next wb

End Sub

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