autosave & close RRS feed

  • Question

  • My team shares a .doc document frequently in office 2003.  How can i code it so that it auto saves and shuts down after 5 mins of non use/inactivity so that another person can access it? 
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:26 PM


  • Hello,


    You could either develop a document solution, or an Application Solution. The current link shown the VSTO versions that you will need to use in order to achieve the desired solution for Office 2003:


    There are a few events that can be used in order to achieve this, like the this.Application.WindowDeactivate event, or the DocumentSelection event. Using this events, and a keyboard hook (for example), you can activate a timer that after the 5min elapses, closes the document. This would be one way, not saying is the best way :p


    Best regards,

    Friday, July 15, 2011 5:51 AM