Re: How to run auto-open macro in Excel 2007?

Just as a side note, the Auto_Open procedure (indeed all the Auto
procedures) does not run if the workbook is opened via code. For

Dim WB As Workbook
Set WB = Workbooks.Open("C:\Test.xls")

The Auto_Open proc of C:\Test.xls will not be executed. You must call
it yourself if it needs to run:

WB.RunAutoMacros xlAutoOpen

Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP 1998 - 2010
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC
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On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 14:05:25 -0800 (PST), jeh
<John.Humble@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Thanks Dave. Problem fixed. The auto-open macro does run as soon
once Macros are enabled. I was fooled by the worksheet appearing
before I could enable macros, the opposite of the sequence in xl2k.


On Jan 24, 1:07 am, Dave Peterson <peter...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't use win7, but I've never experienced any problems with my auto_open or
workbook_open procedures that were written in xl97 to xl2003 when opened in

I allow macros to run and they fire successfully.

Maybe it's the macro itself????

Could you add a
msgbox "Running"
as the first line inside the code--just to see if the code actually starts???

jeh wrote:

For years I've been using an Excel 2000 workbook (under Win XP)
containing several macros, one of which is auto-opened at launch.  (It
performs necessary date checks).  Security has been set so that before
the workbook opens I get a warning text box asking me if I want to
enable or disable macros.

I've just ported the workbook to Office 2007 in a new computer running
Win 7 Pro.  With this system I find that when the workbook opens (in
compatibilty mode), the current worksheet and the warning bar about
macros appear simultaneously.  I can accept or reject macro operation
as I wish, but even if I accept it the auto-open macro hasn't run. Any
ideas how to get round this?  I'm in unfamiliar territory with no
previous experience of Win 7 and not much of Office 2007.  Have I just
missed something simple?

I can't use self-signed certificates because the workbook will be used
on more than one computer.

TIA   John


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