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I have three tabs on in a Workbook -- Sheets 1, 2 and 3.  Only Sheet 1 is visable; the other two are hidden.  I have built a Macro on Sheet 1 that will "expose" EITHER Sheet 2 or 3 but not both at the same time.  Here is my challenge....;  I need a Macro that can be fired from Sheets 2 OR 3 that will hide them and return you to Sheet 1 (.Active).  What I don't know is how to use an "if" statement in a macro, and what do I use to identify if it's Sheet 2 or Sheet 3 that is exposed (the Sheet name?)?  I would envision something like;

=if("Sheet2",xlvisibility=.hidden,Sheet3.xlvisibility=.hidden)
.activate "Sheet1"

But only as a "macro newbee"!

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by:Rory Archibald
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How are you triggering the macro? If it's from the sheet in question, then you can simply refer to activesheet.
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by:ChrisKader
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Sub Hide()

ActiveSheet.Visible = xlSheetHidden

End Sub
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by:Bright01
ID: 38736522
I do apologize.  I have this backwards.  

When the model starts up, I have a single Sheet appear (Sheet1, all others are hidden).  Based on a selection, a macro fires that brings up EITHER Sheet 2 or Sheet 3. From Sheet 2 or 3, I have a macro at the top of each Sheet (in a module because either Sheet can use it) that exposes Sheet 4.  My problem is in closing Sheet 4 and returning to EITHER Sheet 2 or 3 depending on which one is open.  I need Sheet 4 to determine if Sheet 2 or Sheet 3 is open and that is the Sheet to return to while hiding itself.

Make sense?  Again, sorry for the initial confusion.

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by:ChrisKader
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Assuming only one will be visible at any given time:

Sub HideCheck()

If Sheet2.Visible = True Then
    ActiveSheet.Visible = False
    Sheet2.Activate
Else
    ActiveSheet.Visible = False
    Sheet3.Activate
End If

End Sub

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Rory Archibald earned 1000 total points
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Life would be much simpler if you posted the code you were using. ;)

You could simply set a variable in the macro that makes sheet4 visible, and then hide sheet 4 and reactivate that sheet using the variable.
Public ws as Worksheet

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then your macro does
Sheet2.visible = xlsheetvisible
set ws = sheet2

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and the hide code simply uses
sheet4.visible = xlsheethidden
ws.activate

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by:Bright01
ID: 38749218
Thanks guys.  Very sorry for the delay..... I have had the worst case of the flu that I think I have ever had.  Anyway, getting back into it and your solution(s) worked perfectly.

Again, much thanks!

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