Why can't I run this macro located in a different workbook?

I'm getting the "vba cannot run the macro the macro, may not be available in this workbook" error when I run this line of code below, even though I know the Pay-TV template.xlsm file is open. Any idea why?

    Application.Run "'Pay-TV template.xlsm'!OpenFileRoutine"
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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Post the actual code
shampouyaAuthor Commented:
In the workbook that's generating the error in line 35:

Public Sub Workbook_Open()
'    OpenFileTasks
    Dim originalFileName As String
    originalFileName = ThisWorkbook.Name
    Dim originalFilePath As String
    originalFilePath = ThisWorkbook.Path

    Dim PathToFile As String, NameOfFile As String, wbTarget As Workbook

    NameOfFile = "Pay-TV template.xlsm"
    PathToFile = "I:\resid\pouya"
     'Attempt to set the target workbook to a variable.  If an error is
     'generated, then the workbook is not open, so open it
    On Error Resume Next
    Set wbTarget = Workbooks(NameOfFile)
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        Set wbTarget = Workbooks.Open(PathToFile & "\" & NameOfFile) 'Open the workbook
        CloseIt = True
    End If
    If Err.Number = 1004 Then  ' make sure it was opened
        MsgBox "Sorry, but the file you specified does not exist!" _
        & vbNewLine & PathToFile & "\" & NameOfFile
        Exit Sub
    End If
    On Error GoTo 0

    'Application.Run "'Pay-TV template.xlsm'!VC_Sheet_Deactivate"
    Application.Run "'Pay-TV template.xlsm'!OpenFileRoutine"

End Sub

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The macro that my file cannot access:

Sub OpenFileRoutine()

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B2").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B3").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B4").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B5").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B6").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B7").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B8").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B9").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B10").Value = 0
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("macro_calcs").Range("B11").Value = 0
    Dim pension1stRow As Integer
    Dim pensionLastRow As Integer
    Dim pensionPrevious1stRow As Integer
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Select
    'ActiveSheet.Range(Range("F500").End(xlUp).End(xlUp), Range("F500").End(xlUp).End(xlUp).End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0)).Interior.Color = xlNone
    pension1stRow = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("F500").End(xlUp).End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0).Row
    pensionLastRow = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("F500").End(xlUp).Offset(-1, 0).Row
    pensionPrevious1stRow = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B11").Value
    'ActiveSheet.Range(Range("F500").End(xlUp).End(xlUp).Offset(0, 1), Range("F500").End(xlUp).End(xlUp).End(xlUp).Offset(1, 1)).ClearContents
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B12").Value = pensionLastRow
    If ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B13").Value < ActiveSheet.Range("B10").Value Then
        ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B11").Value = pensionPrevious1stRow
        ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B13").Formula = "=sum(F" & pensionPrevious1stRow & ":F" & pensionLastRow & ")"
        ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B11").Value = pension1stRow
        ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("B13").Formula = "=sum(F" & pension1stRow & ":F" & pensionLastRow & ")"
    End If
    ' use the formula in cell G3 in case any row deletion in the pension tracking table screws up the column G formulas
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("G3").Copy
    ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Pension Tracking").Range("G3").AutoFill Destination:=Range("G3:" & "G" & pensionLastRow - 1)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True


End Sub

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Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
The Open Event is a Private Sub not Public. Move the code to a Standard Module and call that
shampouyaAuthor Commented:
The problem was that my module name was the same as the name of the routine. Apparently they must be named differently in order to call a routine located in another file.

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shampouyaAuthor Commented:
No one else pointed out this conflict that I discovered was causing the problem.
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