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Can't find the macro module for an .xlsb file
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Pure-blooded Human

Joined: Oct 07, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Can't find the macro module for an .xlsb file

Hi. I have a xlsb file which has a macro sheet developed in Excel 2010.
When I open it in calc, I can't see the macro module. It is not protected or invisible.
Cells referring to custom functions show an error #MACRO?
Calc has macro security setting "low"
In the VBA Properties settings tab, all options are ticked.

I'm using neoffice 3.2 latest patch.
If this is not a known problem I can send the file. Not keen on posting it in the forum for all to see.
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The Architect
The Architect

Joined: Jun 16, 2003
Posts: 11949

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject:

NeoOffice's underlying OpenOffice.org code has only very limited compatibility for converting Microsoft Excel macros. So, most likely the problem is caused by one of the following:

1. NeoOffice's underlying OpenOffice.org code has not fully implemented reading of .xlsb files. To test if this is the cause, open your .xlsb file in Excel 2010, select the File :: Save As menu, change the Format to .xlsm, and press the Save button. This will save a new .xlsm file. Does the same problem appear when you open the .xlsm file?

2. If the same problem appears when you the .xlsx file saved above, then most likely Microsoft has made changes to the VBA macro language in Excel 2010 and NeoOffice's underlying OpenOffice.org can only understand limited portions of the Excel 97/2000/XP VBA macro language.

In either case, please note that NeoOffice's underlying OpenOffice.org handles Excel VBA macros by attempting to convert them to the OpenOffice.org Basic macro language. Since there are many cases where there is no direct match between Excel VBA and OpenOffice.org Basic, there is no guarantee that your Excel macros will run in NeoOffice or OpenOffice.org.

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