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WD97: EnableCancelKey Fails to Reset After Macro Completion
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When you use the Visual Basic for Applications EnableCancelKey Property with the wdCancelDisabled constant to prevent CTRL+BREAK from interrupting a macro, CTRL+BREAK continues to be disabled after the macro has finished executing. This behavior is different from the behavior described in the EnableCancelKey Property Help topic, which states the following:
The EnableCancelKey property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt when your code stops running.
NOTE: The wdCancelInterrupt constant resets the EnableCancelKey Property to allow a macro to be interrupted by CTRL+BREAK.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)To work around this problem, make sure the EnableCancelKey Property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt at any point before macro termination occurs.
The following example Visual Basic for Applications macro sets an error trap to trap an error that may occur. Note that the EnableCancelKey Property is reset to wdCancelInterrupt at the point where the macro is terminated.
For more information about the EnableCancelKey property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type EnableCancelKey, click Search, and then click to view "EnableCancelKey Property."
NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176476/EN-US/ )OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem does not occur in Word 2000.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173707/EN-US/ )OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 185166 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 2.3