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XL: Module Sheets Are Visible in the Microsoft Excel Viewer

Article ID: 168914

Article Last Modified on 12/2/2002


  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 7.0

This article was previously published under Q168914


When you open a Microsoft Excel 95 workbook in one of the Microsoft Excel Viewers listed above, your module sheet(s) may be visible. Normally you would expect the module sheet(s) to be hidden in the Microsoft Excel Viewer. If you select a module sheet, while in the Microsoft Excel Viewer, the module sheet may appear to be a worksheet because it will display gridlines.

NOTE: Any macros that are written on the module sheet(s) are unavailable because the Microsoft Excel Viewers do not support macro functionality.


To work around this problem, the module sheet(s) can be hidden. To hide a module sheet, use the following procedure:

  1. Open the workbook in Microsoft Excel 95.
  2. Select the module sheet.
  3. On the Edit menu, point to Sheet, and then click Hide.

Repeat this procedure for each module in your workbook.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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