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Excel Worksheets.Add

Excel Worksheets.Add

Excel Worksheets.Add

These used to work just fine but now I get an error:

 Set Summary = Worksheets.Add
 Summary.Name = "Summary"

 Set NewSheet = Worksheets.Add
 NewSheet.Name = "Spec_Summary"

I get:

Run-time error'1004'
Method 'Add' of object 'Sheets" failed

Any ideas on what caused this or what I can do to fix it?



RE: Excel Worksheets.Add

Have you upgraded to a different version of Excel?  I often find errors like this after upgrading because Microsoft changes little things.

RE: Excel Worksheets.Add

Not that I know of.  I'll have to check.  We're supposed to move to Office 2003 but that hasn't happened yet.

RE: Excel Worksheets.Add

Has Excel possibly been recently re-installed?  Each time a machine is "re-imaged" (or a new machine is installed) at work, we have to install a couple of the add-ins to get some of our regularly-used functions to work (such as "EDATE" in the Analysis ToolPak).

Looking at the ToolPaks available here, a couple have appear to be VBA related, i.e. Analysis ToolPak - VBA.

The above probably doesn't apply, but might be worth pursuing.


RE: Excel Worksheets.Add

Have you tried manually adding a worksheet (Insert/Worksheet in Excel)? Maybe the workbook is protected, or something similar.


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RE: Excel Worksheets.Add


You are right as always.  I can't insert a worksheet manually.  However, neither the workbook or worksheet is protected as far as I can tell.  I can open, edit, and save without a password and it's not shared; but I can't insert a worksheet.  What am I missing?

RE: Excel Worksheets.Add


I figured it out. I had locked a few cells and password protected as a test.  I placed this out on the network so others would have access and we were playing around with security ideas weeks ago.  I forgot to remove the protection when we were finished.  I took a stab at passwords for awhile until I got it right.  It was something I've never used before or since so blind luck and stupidity has saved my butt again.  Now where did I put those lottery numbers.

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