Problem with ScreenUpdating on Worksheet Open Event

gms

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I have stopped screen updating by using a Worksheet Open Event but it doesn't stop the screen updating. It seems simple:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

End Sub

Why doesn't it stop the flickering?
 

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Michael M

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What is happeing to cause it to flicker ??
Are you running another macro as well ??
The worksheet_open event you have doesn't really do anything.
If you want flickering to stop in other macros in the workbook, you will need to insert the lines of code in them
 

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I have stopped screen updating by using a Worksheet Open Event but it doesn't stop the screen updating. It seems simple:

Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

End Sub

Why doesn't it stop the flickering?
This only precludes screen updating while the workbook open code is actually running.
 

gms

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That's my problem. I don't understand why it doesn't do anything. I thought that everytime the Workbook opened I would stop the flicker with the ScreenUpdating = False code.

Why doens't it do anything? After the workbook open, yes there is a lot more code. There is nothing that sets ScreenUpdating = True.

??

gms
 

gms

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Thanks JoMoe. That is unexpected. I was hoping it would turn off the flicker until I reset it with my Workbook Close event. Live and learn.

Thanks
gms
 

Michael M

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OK, as I stated in my earlier post, you will need to put the
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

in each of the relevant macros.

Also, keep in mind that by turning off
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
you stand the risk of having important windows Pop up warnings turned off.
Also ensure that these are reversed at the end of each macro, to put the system "back to normal"
 

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