How to Popup Message Box When Opening A Workbook in Excel

This post will guide you how to create a pop up message box when you open a workbook in Excel. How do I create a message box in Excel using VBA and pop up whenever you open your workbook or excel file in Excel.

Display Message Box When Opening a Workbook

If you want to display a message box when a particular workbook is opened, you can use an Excel VBA macro to achieve the result. Just do the following steps:

Step1: open your excel workbook and then click on “Visual Basic” command under DEVELOPER Tab, or just press “ALT+F11” shortcut.

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Step2: then the “Visual Basic Editor” window will appear.

Step3: double click on ThisWorkbook object under VBAProject pane, and the Code window for “ThisWorkbook” should be appear.

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Step4: copy and past the below VBA Macro code into the code window.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    MsgBox "pop up message box"
End Sub

Step5: click Save button, that save this workbook as Excel macro-Enabled Workbook, you need to select Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook from the Save as type list box.

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Step6: reopen that workbook with VBA Macro, and you will see a security warning message at the top of the current worksheet. Click Enable Content button to activate the VBA macro.

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Step7: A message box should be popped up.

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