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Hi all

Is it possible to save a single spread sheet with a date stamp in the name.

for instance i need to archive a spread sheet daily but dont want to lose the information from yesterday.

I want to be able to put a 'SAVE' command button on the sheet that saves it as 01/01/06 spreadsheet.xls , 02/01/06 spreadsheet.xls ect

I am a complete id*** when it comes to macros/visual basic so a dum dum's guide would be great

Thanks

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You can probably work with something like this macro:

http://vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=38

If you don't ALSO want the value of cell A1 in the file name, just change the code to:

Option Explicit

Sub SvMe()

Dim newFile As String

' Don't use "/" in date, invalid syntax

'Change the date format to whatever you'd like, but make sure it's in quotes

newFile = Format$(Date, "mm-dd-yyyy")

'Or perhaps newFile = "myBook-"&Format$(Date, "mm-dd-yyyy")

' Change directory to suit your PC, including USER NAME

ChDir _

"C:\Documents and Settings\ USER NAME \Desktop"

ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=newFile

End Sub

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