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When you access Microsoft Excel as an OLE Automation object using the CreateObject command, add-ins, files that are located in the XLStart directory, and the default new workbook are not loaded.
When you attempt to load add-ins and files, Excel sends a message to the calling application, such as Visual Basic, that it is not ready to respond to the request and to try again later. The calling application may not be able to handle this request and continue with the rest of the commands.
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To load an add-in file when you run Excel as an OLE Automation object, load the add-in manually. Examples of this method are as follows.
Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and earlier versions of Excel
Because Excel does not load add-ins or files in the XLStart directory when you call it as an OLE Automation object, you have complete control of the loading process. If you want an add-in to be loaded, you can load it manually.
This behavior also means that no macro errors, locked file alerts, or read-only file alerts keep Excel from loading when it is being called by the CreateObject command. Another benefit of this behavior is that it takes less time to load Excel than it does when add-ins or files are loaded.
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Article ID: 213489 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 6.0