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I am running software that calls an Excel macro using DDE. The macro populates a sheet with information to be printed, then prints the sheet.

I would like for this to take place in the background with Excel never taking focus from the software that calls the Excel macro. Currently Excel some times takes focus from the software and some times does not. The macro also takes the information it prints and stores it to another sheet, but I don't think that's the culprit stealing focus from the other software.

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The 3rd sub simply runs 1 and 2.

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The issue:
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I know many of the common answers and have tried. reducing the calculation time (which in turn reduces the saving time).

But in my circumstance, the calculation takes a very reasonable amount of time, and you see the progress % going forward.

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- the source of my sumifs are also in the same folder on the network
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- i have turned off recalculate before saving, it is all on manual calcs

- when i hit save, there are no calcs being performed
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- there are only about 2 names in the name manager
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What is it doing in those 10 minutes?

1 more item to note, when I break the links to the workbook and thereby removing the sumifs formulas, its a snap.

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