Save As w/ Password Protect

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I have a few custom add-ins using various coding for specific work related tasks. At work, we password protect all our files. I am wondering if there is a specific code that I can add to my custom add-ins sheet that I would click and it would automatically do a Save As with a specified pw I set in the coding without having to go through the actual save as screen and general options setting.
 

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Here's the syntax for save as:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/vba/api/excel.workbook.saveas

Besides password, you also add WriteResPassword which will allow the workbook to open without a password, but only in read only mode.
To avoid the 'are you sure' prompts change display alerts
Code:
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=vDir & vSaveName, _
        FileFormat:=version, Password:="whatever", WriteResPassword:="if-needed", _
        ReadOnlyRecommended:=False, CreateBackup:=False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
Caution: are you sure your macro is in a completely safe place where only authorized people can access the code?
 
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Hi GR,

Much obliged for the help. To answer your question, my add ins are on my work laptop on the desktop. Only I have access to and use them to make me work more efficient. They are all tailored to my specific roles like formatting a specific report I do and a few other ones. My main goal for this was to shave off the crucial time wasted on the mundane Save As--->General Options--->Type PW twice thing. Precious time being wasted when all my files need to be PW protected. Haha.
 
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I meant to reply directly to your post. Still getting used to the message boards....see my response below. :LOL:
No prob - I'm getting used to 'em as well - when I first saw 'Reply with quote' I had the thought it was giving the amount needed to do consulting stuff.
 
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