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Macro that will remove all macros from a project in Excel 2003 and/or 2007

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I need a code that will remove all macros from a project in 2003 and/or 2007. I have the code below, but it requires "Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Extensibility library" and i can't find it in the exhaustive References list. So unless there's a simpler code that works, exactly how far down the Ecel 2003 References list is the extensibility library reference?

Thanlks,
John
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The routine below, PurgeCodeInWorkbook, removes all source code from a workbook. The routine will not work on the workbook in which it is located and running. The following sample code illustrates how to save a copy of a workbook and use the routine to purge all VBA code from it.

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   Const FileName = "C:\Full\Path\To\Workbook Copy.xls"
   ThisWorkbook.SaveCopyAs FileName
   Workbooks.Open FileName, False
   PurgeCodeInWorkbook ActiveWorkook
   ActiveWorkbook.Save
   ActiveWorkbook.Close False

[End Code Segment]

The routine for purging the VBA source code follows below.

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Public Sub PurgeCodeInWorkbook( _
      ByVal TargetWorkbook As Workbook _
   )

' Purge all VBA code in the specified workbook. The specified workbook must not
' be in the workbook in which this code is running.
   
   Dim VBComponent As Variant
   Dim VBCodeModule As CodeModule
   
   If TargetWorkbook Is ThisWorkbook Then Stop ' Can't delete code in the same workbook
   
   For Each VBComponent In TargetWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents
      Set VBCodeModule = VBComponent.CodeModule
      If VBCodeModule.CountOfLines > 0 Then
         If VBComponent.Type = 1 Then
            TargetWorkbook.VBProject.VBComponents.Remove VBComponent
         Else
            VBCodeModule.DeleteLines 1, VBCodeModule.CountOfLines
         End If
      End If
   Next VBComponent

End Sub

[End Code Segment]

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Of course, a very simple way to purge code from a workbook is to save it as a macro-free workbook.

File SaveAs ExcelWorkbook or Exce 97-2003 Workbook.

Its that simple.  I had never done this before so I took a sample excel file with lots of macros in several modules and sheet codepages, saved as macro free and presto - the job was done.

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>exactly how far down the Ecel 2003 References list is the extensibility library reference?

The list is in alphabetical order. Scroll down to "Microsoft V..." and it will be there.

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Thanks!

John
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