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Getting "Object variable...not set" on ActiveWorkbook after "Enable Editing"

Hello - in the Workbook_Open event, I do some initialization things like protecting the workbook, protect the individual worksheets, and hide some columns on a data input worksheet.

I was ready to roll this out, but when I changed the workbook file name, the first time opening it, everything stopped until I answered the prompt about "Enable Editing". After I click that button, then I get the Object variable... not set".

Shouldn't ActiveWorkbook always be set?

Thanks
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mlagrange
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COACHMAN99Commented:
what line of code triggers the error?
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mlagrangeAuthor Commented:
ActiveWorkbook..Unprotect Password = strMyPassword

I unprotect the workbook first in case it is still protected, so I can hide tabs that may or may not be hidden.
strMyPassword is Dim'd as: Global Const strMyPassword as string = ...
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BembiCEOCommented:
In general yes..., but....
As you open a workbook from a "non trusted" location, the question is what happens first.
The behaviour of macros depend on the security settings for the client (if excel is allowed to proceed macros in general) and second on the location, where they are stored.
If Excel opens a file from a "non trusted"location, everything is blocked first until you agree to open it. If the macros are allowed to run at this time, the macro can not find the object, as it was blocked before.

So you have to make sure, that the macro is allowed to run and that excel recognized the file location as trusted before it tries to open it.

Thruste file locations can be set in the security settings (Excel) on the local machine or you can setup GPOs to define truted locations.
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mlagrangeAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks, that explains it. As it turns out, I'm lucky; this thing will live on SharePoint, and it doesn't have this problem opening up from there.

Thanks again
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