Disable Auto_Open Macro when Opening Spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet which resides in a trusted location. It has signed macros (via code signing certificate), one of which is an AUTO_OPEN macro.

How can I prevent the AUTO_OPEN macro from executing when I open the spreadsheet for maintenance.
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Hold down the SHIFT key.

bis816649Author Commented:
Thanks Nike_Golf, but holding down the SHIFT key does not prevent my AUTO_OPEN macro from executing.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Keep on pressing ESC key....it wont let the macro execute...or when u open it..u can open it by clicking on disable macro..which is an other way arround....
nike_golf's suggestion should work

but for some reason it doesn't, you can write a snippet at the start of the auto_open to exit if some specific condition is met, like if the shift key is pressed, or if there is a file called maintain.txt in the same folder.

It doesn't actually "not execute" auto_open but it will prevent the main code being run, which I guess is what you want.


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bis816649Author Commented:
Thanks Don. Have added code as per MS KB article 555263
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