Screen Updating

Feb 13, 2009

Is there a way to disable updating to the screen but have a message displayed to the user while a macro is running? Something like a userform displayed on the screen or a message in the status bar. I vaguley remember you could "print" message to the status bar in LotusScript, wondering if there is something similar in Excel.

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
"the macro is running, hang tight"
...macro code in here...
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

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Screen Updating Dilemma

Sep 7, 2007

I have a personal.xls macro that basically does a comparison of two different workbooks. One of these workbooks ihas it's own macros (which are there in case the user wants to run them separately)...anyways my main macro calls these other macros one at a time.

It seems that at each call, the screen updates, alternating sheets and/or workbooks....

I know about the Application.Screenupdating=True / False statements....but I am not sure where I should be putting them to get the whole thing to work seamlessly.... I tried them at the start and end of my main macro, but that doesn't do the job.

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Windows("Sheet 1.xls").Activate
End Sub

I still however get a promt asking me if I want to update, and a message if i want to save the changes when I close

How do I turn of these alerts.

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I have now seen a few codes, both from my instructor and on the web that is using code like this;

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

...... CODE HERE .....

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Would there be any reason to this madness. Can't see why you wouldn't set it back to true and absolutly no reason to double false it?

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I need a method of updating a set of data held on tab1 from tab2 where details of one record is shown using VLOOKUP, possibly via a macro? For example:

Sheet 1 holds info on various companies - (Column headers: Name, address1,
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Sheet 2 Uses a drop down menu to select the desired company and some VLOOKUP
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Excel 2003, Windows XP SP3

I cannot solve problem 1, thus I tried workarounds, however there are also problems with them (problem 2, problem 3). I do not use .activate or .select in my code. I have recreated the problem in sample workbook.

Problem 1:

I get a blink when I call another sub from Worksheet_SelectionChange event.
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Sample ...

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what size monitor do you use?

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[Code] ........

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