Microsoft KB Archive/171126
Article ID: 171126
Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q171126
When you attempt to run a Visual Basic for Applications macro from within another macro or routine in Word, you may receive one of the following error messages:
The macro specified by your code may not exist.
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When you write Visual Basic for Applications code, you may need to test for the existence of a macro before running it.
The following Visual Basic for Applications macro sample traps the errors described earlier. If the specified macro does not exist, the error trap can be used to branch selectively.
NOTE: Using this example, if the macro is found, the macro will run. If you want to test only for the existence of a macro, without running the macro, replace .Run = True with .Run = False.
Sub DoesMacroExist() On Error Resume Next ' Use the Macro Dialog to run macro. With Dialogs(wdDialogToolsMacro) .Name = "xcallmacro" ' Attempt to run the macro. .Run = True .Execute ' If macro does not exist, an error will occur. If Err = 4633 Or Err = 4649 Then MsgBox "Macro not found." ElseIf Err = 0 Then MsgBox "Macro found." Else Err.Description End If End With End Sub
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
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