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Posted on 2014-09-18
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Hi Experts,

I'm using the below code to open an embedded word document inside of a worksheet in my workbook. I would like to modify the macro so that when its run the active sheet does not change. (simply activating a defined sheet at the end of the macro doesn't work because the User Guide can be opened from multiple places/worksheets) Possible?

Sub OpenUserGuide()
 Dim oEmbFile As Object
 Application.DisplayAlerts = False
 Set oEmbFile = Sheets("UserGuide").OLEObjects("DocUserGuide")
 oEmbFile.Verb Verb:=xlPrimary
 Set oEmbFile = Nothing
 Application.DisplayAlerts = True
 End Sub

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Glenn Ray earned 2000 total points
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Instead of using .Activate, you could use .Select.

However, you also want to capture the name of the active sheet that the macro is run from, so I modified your code like so:
Sub OpenUserGuide()
    Dim oEmbFile As Object
    Dim strActiveSheet As String

    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    strActiveSheet = ActiveSheet.Name
    Set oEmbFile = Sheets("UserGuide").OLEObjects("DocUserGuide")
    oEmbFile.Verb Verb:=xlPrimary
    Set oEmbFile = Nothing
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    Sheets(strActiveSheet).Select
End Sub

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When I tested, it opened the Word object (created from a file), but left the sheet from which I ran the macro as the active sheet when I switched back to Excel.

Regards,
-Glenn
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by:-Polak
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Eazy-Pizy Thanks Glenn.
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