macro that runs on startup

ajtilley

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Hi

Is there vba code that i can put in an excel 2007 workbook so that when it run so that if macros are enabled or turned on it moves a shape from one position to another.

Thus if macros were enabled the shape would be at the bottom of the page or on a hidden sheet, but if the person enabled macros or they were enabled automaticaly when the sheet was run the shape would instantly move to the front page where it could be used?
 

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Code:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
'
'code to move shape
'
End Sub
 
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Thankl you, i thought so, does anyone know what code i should use to move a shape from one position to another?
 
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I think I would just unhide it

Code:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Sheets("Front Page").Shapes("Rectangle 1").Visible = True
End Sub
 
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Excellent, thats much better

I assume if i add a Before-close option i can get it to dissapear when the document closes as well. Ready for the next time someone loads the document up.
 
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Yes, and you'll need to save as well

Code:
Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
Sheets("Front Page").Shapes("Rectangle 1").Visible = False
Me.Save
End Sub
 
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I do the same thing as sometimes the file will be saved in a location that is not trusted and run by folks not familar with macros. I have a callout box pointing to the options button telling them to slect it and enable macros. If/when the macros are enabled, the code hides rather than moves it.

Code:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Worksheets("data").Shapes("Rectangular Callout 1").Visible = False
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_beforeClose(cancel As Boolean)
    Worksheets("data").Shapes("Rectangular Callout 1").Visible = True
End Sub

Like you said, just make sure you make it visible again at closing.
 
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