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compariniaa
08-10-2006, 02:34 PM
I was trying to go to the VBE with ALT + F11, but accidentally pressed CTRL + F11 and Excel added a sheet called "Macro1" with wider than usual columns. Does anyone know what this is about?

xld
08-10-2006, 02:40 PM
Yes, it is an old Excel 4 Macro sheet. Same as if you do a right-click on the tab, select Insert, and choose MS Excel 4.0 Macro.

compariniaa
08-10-2006, 02:45 PM
oh ok...got it. Thanks!

compariniaa
08-10-2006, 02:45 PM
just wondering...does anyone ever use those?

xld
08-10-2006, 03:29 PM
I am aware of a n umber of spreadsheets that still have these left over from Excel 4 days, and I do believe that some bright sparks do use them for some very complex, convoluted solutions.

BlueCactus
08-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Yes, it is an old Excel 4 Macro sheet. Same as if you do a right-click on the tab, select Insert, and choose MS Excel 4.0 Macro.
Ah! So that's what that is. Does it do anything useful?

xld
08-19-2006, 01:39 AM
Ah! So that's what that is. Does it do anything useful?
As I said, it can be used to get some quite devious solutions that are otherwise not possible in Excel. The most obvious is reading a cell from a closed workbook, which has been featured in VBAX a few times recently.

BlueCactus
08-19-2006, 07:14 AM
Oops! Sorry! For some reason only posts 1 through 3 showed up when I replied. Another of life's mysteries....

Marcster
08-20-2006, 04:03 AM
Microsoft has a help file for Excel 2000 detailing the Excel 4 macro's:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C09BF7F7-D30E-4CE9-8930-5D03748CA5CD&displaylang=en

Marcster.