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Macro Error - Calling a macro to protect sheets

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Putting the finishing touches on a project. I built a macro that will unprotect the sheets, then clear the contents of different ranges, then protect the sheet again.

the unprotect and protect are previous marcro's.

I keep gettin an error when it calls to protect the sheet again. Can't figure out why?
thanks
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by:ragnarok89
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Odd,

your macro works fine on my machine, XP SP# and Excel 2003.
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by:ragnarok89
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that's SP3, by the way
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by:bvanscoy678
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The clear all marco worked?

the protect all and deprotect all work just fine.
It is the Clear all macro that I am having issues with.

thanks
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Try this

Sub clear_sheet()
'
' clear_sheet Macro
' This macro will clear all enteries so it is ready for a new pay period
'

Call DeProtectAll
    Range("A4:C4").Select
   Call DeProtectAll
    Sheets(Array("first day of pay period", "2nd day of pay period", _
        "3rd day of pay period", "4th day of pay period", "5th day of pay period")). _
        Select
    Sheets("first day of pay period").Activate
    Range("A4:C31").ClearContents

Range("D4:D31").ClearContents

Range("F4:F31").ClearContents

Range("B3:C3").ClearContents

Call ProtectAll
End Sub

Public Sub DeProtectAll()

Dim ws As Worksheet

For Each ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
ws.Unprotect Password:="678"
Next ws

End Sub

Public Sub ProtectAll()

Dim ws As Worksheet

For Each ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
ws.protect Password:="678"
Next ws

End Sub

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by:bvanscoy678
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I installed the code and it only clears day1, not the other days.
so I am guessing it is not going into group mode.

I'll keep looking at it.

thanks
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by:royhsiao
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oh you could add the following and update the range clear contents    

Sheets("first day of pay period").Activate
    Range("A4:C31").ClearContents
Sheets("2nd day of pay period").Activate
   Range("A4:C31").ClearContents
Sheets("3rd day of pay period").Activate
   Range("A4:C31").ClearContents
Sheets("4th day of pay period").Activate
   Range("A4:C31").ClearContents
Sheets("5th day of pay period").Activate
   Range("A4:C31").ClearContents
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by:bvanscoy678
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yes, this worked perfect.

thanks for the time.
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