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Disable Auto Macro In Excel Using VBA or Command Line Switches

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I need to launch Excel from an Access form control and open a spreadsheet that has an Auto_Open macro attached to it without running the macro.  I know I can do this by using the /safe command-line switch, but that throws up a "Macros Disabled" message that I don't want the users to be bothered with.

Is there another command-line switch that will disable this "macro warning" message when running in Safe Mode?  If not, how can I do this with VBA?
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Question by:lwillis32
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by:peter57r
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How are you doing this?

If you use automation to open an excel workbook the auto-open macro does not run.

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by:Rory Archibald
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If your macro is running when automated then it's not an Auto_Open macro (as Peter57r explained), it must be a Workbook_Open macro. If you want to prevent that, use:
Application.Enableevents = False
' code to open workbook
Application.Enableevents = True

Do not forget to re-enable events with that last line!

Regards,
Rory
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by:lwillis32
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The spreadsheet has an Auto_Open macro.  This is the one I want to disable.

I am opening the spreadsheet with the following command from an access control:

Shell "excel.exe /safe t:\dailytimesheet1.xls", vbNormalFocus

Lisa
   
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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You can use:

Dim objExcel as Object
Dim objWB as Object
Set objExcel = Createobject("Excel.Application")
Set objWB = objExcel.Workbooks.Open("t:\dailytimesheet1.xls")
objExcel.Visible = True

Regards,
Rory
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by:lwillis32
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Thanks for the help
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