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Folks,
I am running Windows 7/64 and Office 2013/64
In Excel I'm following some provided code designed to help automated charts. When I enter in this code:
Sub declareI get his error:
compile errorMicrosoft's help was useless.
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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:John Hurst
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Office 64-bit does not interact well (or sometimes at all) with 32-bit applications surrounding it. Microsoft does not really recommend Office 64-bit at this point.

Do you have a machine with Windows 7 64-bit and Office 2013 32-bit that you can try.  I expect this will be the answer.
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by:Frank Freese
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All my machines run 64 but Windows / Office
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by:John Hurst
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You are probably going to upgrade to 64-bit as suggested by the error message. I think your only alternatives are 64-bit code or 32-bit Office.
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Rory Archibald earned 1400 total points
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It's a pretty simple change to make it 32 and 64bit compatible:

#If Win64 Then
Declare PtrSafe Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" Alias "Sleep" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
#Else
Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" Alias "Sleep" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
#End If

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by:jkpieterse
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If you have more API function declarations to update so they work on 64 bit Office, check out my article on this:
www.jkp-ads.com/articles/apideclarations.asp
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by:Frank Freese
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thanks folks
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