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When you open or use a Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook, a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbook, or a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 workbook, you receive the following error message:
You may receive this error message if any of the following actions occur:
Microsoft Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action.
To resolve this problem, use one or more of the following methods.
Method 1: Use a different method to attach the Excel workbook to an email message
Method 2: Close the application that interacts with Excel
Method 3: Troubleshoot add-ins in Excel
The information provided in this section is for advanced users.
If you created a workbook that is automating another application through VBA, you can add the following line of code to turn off the message:
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Note In the code that performs the automation, this line of code must precede the call for the line of code that causes the error.
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Article ID: 2698564 - Last Review: May 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.2