Old Macros

grmiles

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I have Excel 2000 currently at my Job. When we upgrade to 2007 or 2010 will the macros that I have for 2000 work in the newer version? If not what can I do to get them to work?
 

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They should mostly work. If any of them use Application.FileSearch they won't - you can search the board for solutions to that.
 

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Welcome to the Board!

99% of them should. Generally, there aren't been compatibility issues in going to newer versions. However, for the first time I can recall, Microsoft did actually remove some functionality that was found in earlier versions that may cause issues.

Here is a thread where I mention some of those issues:
http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/showthread.php?t=369994&highlight=excel
 

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Just open up the Excel file, go to the VB Editor (Alt-F11).
Then go to Edit | Find and search the Current Project for "Application.FileSearch".

You will need to do this for each file with macros you have.
 

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That is what I thought I just wanted to make sure I did not miss something.
 

grmiles

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thank you for the information. If you here of any other issues that might show up I would love to hear about it.
 

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Welcome to the Board!

How do I find out if a macro uses Application.FileSearch?

If you've gotta' ask then it's probably pretty likely that you havent' used it, so I don't know that I'd be too worried about it. ;)
 

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If you've gotta' ask then it's probably pretty likely that you havent' used it, so I don't know that I'd be too worried about it.
Unless he's in charge of converting macros that he didn't write!
Inheriting other's code can be a real pain in the "you know what"!;)
 

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