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To break out of macro execution using Visual Basic for Applications, press CTRL+BREAK.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)In versions of Word prior to Word 97, the WordBasic macro language allowed you to break out of macro execution using the ESC key. Beginning with Word 97, Visual Basic for Applications has replaced WordBasic as the Word for Windows macro language.
There can be many causes for an infinite loop. For, example an infinite loop will occur if you create a loop to check the value of a variable that never changes, as in the following example:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 164234 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.3