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  • Can't stop VBA script from running

    Hi Guys,

    I was working on a workbook yesterday and now it won't open.

    The workbook has two worksheets, I created a userform with a 2 page multipage (1 for each worksheet) to get info from each sheet. I had finished page 1 with all the correct scripts, I had checked it to make sure it worked. I then copied all from page 1 to page 2 and started changing the scripts accordingly, I got about half way through when I lost power to my laptop.

    I now open the workbook, but it locks up as if it is running a script but looping and I can't stop it. I can't attach it as it is too big (409kb), if anybody can suggest how I can open it and stop whatever is looping I would be greatfull.

  • #2
    Hi simpsonc2

    Try opening from within Excel, while holding down the Shift key. This will prevent any Workbook Open/Activate Event macros running.


    • #3

      I tried what you suggested and got the following message???

      "Cannot open Microsoft Excel Add-In for editing. Please edit the source document instead"

      Any suggestions


      • #4
        Try opening your workbook without enabling macros, then check your code to se if you can locate the cause. Check the Workbook_Open and Activate first. If it auto runs the userform on opening check the userform_initialise event
        Hope that Helps


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        • #5

          Thanks Roy,

          I have managed to open it so I will check all the macros for the fault.

          Thanks again, I don't know where I would be without this forum.