Article contributed by Daryl Lucas Many people know they can speed execution of Word Automation by turning off screen updating: Word. Screen Updating = False Many do not know, however, that they can get an even greater speed boost by hiding the application altogether.Here is an example from a Visual Basic client: In the above example, Word launches but does not appear anywhere on the screen. (It does, though, show up in NT's Task Manager, in its list of running processes.) Despite this apparent lack of response, Word is very active and quite capable of doing everything it is told-creating a new document, inserting the message, , saving the file, closing it, and quitting.Application object and replace them with invisibility lines: Notice that you want to put the Word. Visible = True line in an error-handler or in a spot where you know it will be run if something goes awry. (If you do get stuck with an invisible Word in the middle of a crash, you can launch the Task Manager and kill the WINWORD.EXE process.) How much of a difference does invisibility make?On the left hand side you will see Microsoft Excel Objects. I want to start off this post by thanking everyone who sent in their examples in response to my January request.If you close the toolbar by clicking the X, it will disappear again.This will cause the function to be executed whenever a calculation occurs in the workbook.
Not only did I see a huge variety in how Excel is being used, you also pointed out various tips and tricks for writing fast VBA code in Excel.Sub Show All Protected Pwd() Dim str Pwd As String str Pwd = "yourpassword" With Active Sheet . You can manually change a setting, to ungroup them, or use programming to turn the grouping on or off. Protect _ Contents:=True, _ Allow Filtering:=True, _ User Interface Only:=True, _ Password:=str Pwd End With End Sub By default, when you turn on an Auto Filter, dates are grouped in the drop down list. Screen Updating = True End Sub Sub Show Arrows() Dim c As Range Dim i As Integer i = Cells(1, 1). Screen Updating = False For Each c In Range("D14: J14") Select Case c. Screen Updating = True End Sub Sub Show Arrows Range() 'shows arrows in specified range Dim c As Range Dim i As Integer Dim rng As Range Set rng = Range("D14: J14") i = rng. Screen Updating = True End Sub Sub Copy Filter() 'by Tom Ogilvy Dim rng As Range Dim rng2 As Range With Active Sheet. To see the steps for removing this warning, please watch this short video tutorial. The next time you record a macro, the toolbar should automatically appear.