troubleshooting Question

Making Excel Workbook work invisibly

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Tricky problem:

Excel Workbook 1 wants to open Excel Workbook 2 and to execute a function therein which reads a database, fills out his main sheet with data of various kinds, saves himself to disk and returns to Workbook 1.  Workbook 2 is also used interactively with humans (at other times) for manual data input and explicit saving to file.

EW1 may call EW2 many times (from vba), and wants to show a message like "Processing Invoice 121" for each run (on EW1).

500 points up for grabs.

This works, but the screen keeps flashing blanks during EW2's execution.

How can I get the background EW2 from causing screen changes (like WB.visible = false, which I can't make work)?

Anu suggestions?
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