Microsoft Excel

Ron de Bruin
Excel Automation

Microsoft MVP Program

Mail one sheet

Important read this :

The code on this page is only working when you use Outlook as your mail program.
Copy the code in a Standard module of your workbook, if you just started with VBA see this page.
Where do I paste the code that I find on the internet

Check out this Tip page for changing the code on this page.
Tips for changing the code examples



The following subroutine sends a newly created workbook with just the ActiveSheet.
It is saving the workbook before mailing it with a date/time stamp.
After the file is sent the workbook will be deleted from your hard disk.
Change the mail address and subject in the macro before you run it.

Important: Read also the information below the macro

Sub Mail_ActiveSheet()
'Working in Excel 2000-2016
'For Tips see:
    Dim FileExtStr As String
    Dim FileFormatNum As Long
    Dim Sourcewb As Workbook
    Dim Destwb As Workbook
    Dim TempFilePath As String
    Dim TempFileName As String
    Dim OutApp As Object
    Dim OutMail As Object

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

    Set Sourcewb = ActiveWorkbook

    'Copy the ActiveSheet to a new workbook
    Set Destwb = ActiveWorkbook

    'Determine the Excel version and file extension/format
    With Destwb
        If Val(Application.Version) < 12 Then
            'You use Excel 97-2003
            FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143
            'You use Excel 2007-2016
            Select Case Sourcewb.FileFormat
            Case 51: FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
            Case 52:
                If .HasVBProject Then
                    FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
                    FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                End If
            Case 56: FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
            Case Else: FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
            End Select
        End If
    End With

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

    'Save the new workbook/Mail it/Delete it
    TempFilePath = Environ$("temp") & "\"
    TempFileName = "Part of " & Sourcewb.Name & " " & Format(Now, "dd-mmm-yy h-mm-ss")

    Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(0)

    With Destwb
        .SaveAs TempFilePath & TempFileName & FileExtStr, FileFormat:=FileFormatNum
        On Error Resume Next
        With OutMail
            .to = ""
            .CC = ""
            .BCC = ""
            .Subject = "This is the Subject line"
            .Body = "Hi there"
            .Attachments.Add Destwb.FullName
            'You can add other files also like this
            '.Attachments.Add ("C:\test.txt")
            .Send   'or use .Display
        End With
        On Error GoTo 0
        .Close savechanges:=False
    End With

    'Delete the file you have send
    Kill TempFilePath & TempFileName & FileExtStr

    Set OutMail = Nothing
    Set OutApp = Nothing

    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = True
        .EnableEvents = True
    End With
End Sub

You can also use the following line if you know the name of the sheet you want to mail :
It doesn't have to be the active sheet used at that time.



In the macro you see that if Val(Application.Version) < 12 is True that I use
FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143
This is the normal Excel workbook format in 97-2003

If you run the code in Excel 2007-2016 it will look at the FileFormat of the parent workbook and save the new file in that format. Only if the parent workbook is an xlsm file and if there is no code in the new workbook it will save the new file as xlsx, this way the receiver knows that this is a macro free file.
If the parent workbook is not an xlsx, xlsm, or xls then it will be saved as xlsb.

This are the main formats in Excel 2007-2016 :

51 = xlOpenXMLWorkbook (without macro's in 2007-2016, xlsx)
52 = xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled (with or without macro's in 2007-2016, xlsm)
50 = xlExcel12 (Excel Binary Workbook in 2007-2016 with or without macro’s, xlsb)
56 = xlExcel8 (97-2003 format in Excel 2007-2016, xls)

If you always want to save in a certain format you can replace this part of the macro

                Select Case Sourcewb.FileFormat
                Case 51: FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                Case 52:
                    If .HasVBProject Then
                        FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
                        FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                    End If
                Case 56: FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
                Case Else: FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
                End Select

With one of the one liners from this list

FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56

Or maye you want to save the one sheet workbook to csv, txt ot prn.
(you can use this also if you run it in 97-2003)

FileExtStr = ".csv": FileFormatNum = 6
FileExtStr = ".txt": FileFormatNum = -4158
FileExtStr = ".prn": FileFormatNum = 36


Early Binding

If you want to use the Intellisense help showing you the properties and methods of the objects as you
type you can use Early Binding. Bit faster also when you run your code but you can have problems when you distribute your workbooks. Excel will automatic update the reference number to Outlook when you open your workbook in a higher version of Excel/Outlook but not update it when you open it in a lower version of Excel/Outlook. With Late Binding as I used in the macro examples you not have this problem.

Add a reference to the Microsoft Outlook Library in Excel

1) Go to the VBA editor with the shortcut Alt - F11
2) Click on Tools>References in the Menu bar
3) Place a Checkmark before Microsoft Outlook ? Object Library
    Where ? is the Outlook version number

Then replace this three lines in the code

Dim OutApp As Object
Dim OutMail As Object

Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(0)

With this three lines

Dim OutApp As Outlook.Application
Dim OutMail As Outlook.MailItem

Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)