Problem opening Excel app in Win98 and in Citrix

JOHolloway

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I have an (inherited) Excel application that was originally written in Win98 a few months ago. When I try to open it on WinXP, it declares that it has to repair the file, wiping out all the VBA code. I've found a work-around using the following steps:
  • open the file
    say "no" to sending report
    say "no" to sending report (comes up twice)
    go to code area
    in immediate window, enter application.enableevents=FALSE
    close file but not Excel itself
    re-open the file using the Excel menu
    go to code area
    make any change, even if it's just to backspace over a letter and then retype that letter
    save the file
    close the file
    close the Excel application
At this point, I am able to open the Excel file on my PC.

I have the same issue if I try to open this file via Metaframe.

I have no idea what the problem is, and I am hoping one of the board members can help.
 

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