Solved

Excel 2003 with Macros to Excel 2010 not working properly

Posted on 2011-02-17
6
535 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all....

I have an issue with a customer who is utilizing both Excel 2003 (one person at one location) and Excel 2010 (the person at the other location) where when the individual updates or saves the Excel 2003 document, which has Macros - the individual who has Excel 2010 cannot utilize the Macros. They continually have to resave the document and redo the Trust settings. Is there anyway to get around this?

Thanks,

Bob
0
Comment
Question by:NotSoKlear
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:rspahitz
ID: 34918547
The trust settings are based on the application, not the workbook.  I've seen them get "reset" if two workbooks are open at the same time and you change settings for one, close it, then close the other (which overwrites the settings with its own.)

Other than that, 2003 macros should be fully compatible with 2010, but when opened in 2010 you will often get that little security bar that forces you to enable the macros.

So are the macros THERE in the 2010 file (and just inaccessible) or are they totally gone?  Alt-F11 is a good way to get to VB to check.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:NotSoKlear
ID: 34918649
Thats just it - I dont get a security bar at all... nothing about protected view, macros, etc.

And the Macros are still there. Unfortunately the user isnt in the office or I would post the error they get, Sorry about that.

Also, the user wouldnt mess with the trust center part of excel. Just odd.

-Bob
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
rspahitz earned 500 total points
ID: 34918983
Try to go into the VB area to see if you can manually start any of the procedures.

Alt-F11 to get into VB, open any window with code, put cursor inside a procedure, and press F8 just to see if it starts.  If not, you may get a message to indicate what's going on (probably the security settings again.)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:NotSoKlear
ID: 34919179
Ok.... Will do once the individual get in.

Thanks,

Bob
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:broomee9
ID: 35225328
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
When you see single cell contains number and text, and you have to get any date out of it seems like cracking our heads.
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question