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Is it possible to select a worksheet from text that is in Cell A1?

Reason: Sheet names are often different but Cell A1 will always be consistant, So, if the text I am looking for is Document it could be on any of the worksheets I need to select A1 on the Worksheet with Document in A1 when my Macro opens the Workbook,

Possible???????

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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

You could try (but beware of duplicates) in your worbook module

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    For Each sh In Me.Worksheets
       If sh.Range("A1") = "Document" Then
           sh.Range("A1").Activate
       End If
    Next
End Sub

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by:Jagwarman
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Hi Rgonzo1971

thanks for getting back so quickly. Unfortunately it does not seem to work.

I open the workbook which open on Sheet1, the macro then runs and ends but stays on sheet1 whereas it should end up on Sheet 4
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Sorry let's try

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    For Each sh In Me.Worksheets
       If sh.Range("A1") = "Document" Then
            sh.Activate
            Range("A1").Activate
       End If
    Next
End Sub

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by:Jagwarman
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Unfortunately that is not working either. I have also gone to the sheet that I want to start at and placed the curser in a random cell expecting the macro to go to A1.... but nope. Bizzare
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

pls try example

TestOpen.xlsm

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by:Jagwarman
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I presume your file works because the macro is in that file whereas my macro is in a different workbook.

In my workbook I need to open a file that was saved down by someone else [which is a new file every day] and when my workbook opens the file that is when I need it to find the Sheet with the text Document,

I guess this is more complicated as I am not sure I can call a private sub from within my Macro. Or can I?
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Hi,

pls try this in the ThisWorkbook Module of the Excel file you use to open the file

Public WithEvents App As Application

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Set App = Application
End Sub

Private Sub App_WorkbookOpen(ByVal Wb As Workbook)

    For Each sh In Wb.Worksheets
       If sh.Range("A1") = "Document" Then
            sh.Activate
            Range("A1").Activate
       End If
    Next
End Sub

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by:Jagwarman
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Rgonzo1971.

Still not working,

Think we are going to have to give up on this one I have taken up too much of your time already.

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by:Rgonzo1971
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I forgot to say that you have to close both files and reopen it to function

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by:Jagwarman
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just a thought, when I open the file my macro is not then going to your code. What makes my Macro call your code?
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by:Rgonzo1971
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My code initilize application events when you open it then every time you open a workbook the

App_WorkbookOpen code will be fired

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Rgonzo1971

I cannot get this to do what I want it to do, but, it is a macro I will be able to use under different curcumstances so I am going to accept
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