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Let Excel e-mail your weekly reports

If you have to send the same worksheet to a number of people every week, it probably takes you quite awhile to prepare the e-mail. If you have to do this for a number of reports, it can take even longer. Follow these steps to have Excel e-mail the reports for you.

If you have to send the same worksheet to a number of people every week, it probably takes you quite awhile to prepare the e-mail. If you have to do this for a number of reports, it can take even longer. Follow these steps to have Excel e-mail the reports for you:

  1. Open the workbook containing the report you want to send.
  2. Press [Alt][F11].
  3. In the Project-VBA Project pane, double-click ThisWorkbook.
  4. Go to Insert | Procedure.
  5. Click in the Name text box and enter WeeklyReportEmail. Click OK.
  6. At the prompt, enter the following code:

    Dim DistList As Variant

    DistList = Array("name1@company.com", "name2@company.com", "name3@company.com")

    ActiveWorkbook.Sendmail Recipients: = DistList
  7. Press [Alt]Q.
  8. Press [Alt][F8].
  9. Click WeeklyReportEmail in the Macro list.
  10. Click the Options button.
  11. In the Ctrl+ box, enter m. Click OK.

Now when you need to send a report to everyone on your distribution list just open the workbook and press [Ctrl]M.

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