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Hiding all tabs with VBA when workbook loads

Posted on 2013-12-24
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Folks,
I know I can go to Options - Advanced - Display Options for This Workbook and Uncheck "Show sheet Tabs". However, that can be changed by the user. Is there's a VBA way to keep them from doing that once a workbook has been protected? I found some code that I'm looking at but I'm not sure this will meet my objective.

Sub HideTabs()
Dim w As Worksheet
Set w = Worksheets.Add
w.Name = "ListOfSheets"
For x = 1 To Worksheets.Count
    w.Cells(x, 1) = Sheets(x).Name
Next

wSheets = Array("SHEET1", "SHEET2", "SHEET3")
wsstat = Worksheets(wSheets(0)).Visible
If wsstat = xlSheetVisible Then
wsstat = xlSheetHidden
Else
wsstat = xlSheetVisible
End If
For n = 0 To UBound(wSheets)
Worksheets(wSheets(n)).Visible = wsstat
Next n
End Sub

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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:Technodweeb
ID: 39738655
The code you have does make the tabs individually hidden and it would require code to unhide them. If you set the Visible attribute to False this applies to the tab. The setting you are referring to actually hides the entire tab bar. This does not affect the individual tabs properties.
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39738666
This is the old ORGINAL code:

w.Name = "ListOfSheets"
For x = 1 To Worksheets.Count
    w.Cells(x, 1) = Sheets(x).Name
Next

wSheets = Array("SHEET1", "SHEET2", "SHEET3")

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Here's my new code:
For x = 1 to Worksheets.Count
w.Cell(x)=Sheets(x)
Next

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In my ORGINAL code I'd remove line 4 and replace 5 - 7 with my new code. But will it work?
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39738777
Folks,
I tried the code below in the Activate section of the workbook so when the workbook is activated it would hide all tabs. It crashed at line 6 with the following error:

 "Run-time error '1004'
Application-defined or object defined error"

Dim intIndex As Integer
Dim w As Worksheet
Set w = Worksheets.Add

For x = 1 To Worksheets.Count
    w.Cells(x, 1) = Sheets(x)
Next

For x = 1 To Sheets(x)
wSheets = Array(Sheets(x))
wsstat = Worksheets(wSheets(0)).Visible
Next x

If wsstat = xlSheetVisible Then
wsstat = xlSheetHidden
Else
wsstat = xlSheetVisible
End If
For n = 0 To UBound(wSheets)
Worksheets(wSheets(n)).Visible = wsstat
Next n

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Again, my objective is that when a workbook is activated all tabs are hidden.
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by:Technodweeb
ID: 39738780
put it in the Workbook_Open section instead.
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39738783
My error.
It is in the Workbook_Open section
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by:Technodweeb
ID: 39738788
what are you trying to do in lines 5-7?
I am dense and cannot follow
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Technodweeb earned 500 total points
ID: 39738809
OK, this works like a champ...

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

For x = 1 To Sheets.Count
    If ThisWorkbook.Sheets(x).Name <> "Sheet1" Then
        ThisWorkbook.Sheets(x).Visible = False
    End If
Next

End Sub

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Modify line 4 with the sheet name that you want to remain visible. You have to have one sheet visible.
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39739133
Merry Christmas to you...
At the beginning of this thread I was looking for a way to hide the worksheet tab. It is my fault if I took you in the wrong direction since then and I apologize. It is not the worksheets I'm neding to hide, simple their tabs.
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by:Frank Freese
ID: 39739146
You're not going to believe this but all I need to do is in a module;

ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = False

I still have the need to hide sheets later so you've earned that.

Thanks
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Author Closing Comment

by:Frank Freese
ID: 39739149
thank you
enjoy the holidays
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by:Technodweeb
ID: 39739158
Thanks, you too!
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