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When you quit Microsoft Excel 97, you may receive the following error message:
You are unable to quit Microsoft Excel 97.
Cannot quit Microsoft Excel.
This problem occurs if you attempt to quit Microsoft Excel 97 after performing either of the following actions:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS)If this problem occurs, run a Visual Basic subroutine. To run a subroutine, use either of the following methods:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft Excel 2000.
Normally, if you press F8 when the Visual Basic Editor is active, the selected subroutine or function is run in "step into" mode. When you run a macro in this mode, you can execute one line of code at a time by pressing F8 repeatedly. You can exit step into mode by pressing F5. The Visual Basic Editor also automatically exits Step Into mode when a macro is completed.
If you press F8 when the pointer is not inside a subroutine or function, Microsoft Excel 97 enters step into mode; however, no macro is active. As a result, even though no macro is running, Microsoft Excel 97 behaves as through a macro is running. When this behavior occurs, you cannot quit Microsoft Excel 97.