Macro with Find method results in compile error in Excel for Mac

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When you run a Visual Basic for Applications macro in Microsoft Excel for Mac, you receive the following error message:
Compile error:
Named argument not found


This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • You used the macro recorder to create some or all of your Visual Basic macro.

  • You recorded a usage of the Find command on the Edit menu.


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To work around the problem, you need to change the syntax of the Find method in your Visual Basic macro. For example, the macro recorder may create a line of code that is similar to the following:
   Cells.Find What:="Test", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt _
      :=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
      MatchCase:=False, Activate:=True
You must change this line of code to the following:
   Cells.Find(What:="Test", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, LookAt _
      :=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 189895 - Last Review: March 4, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel X for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2001 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh
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