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When you use a file that is shared over a network, you may frequently find it useful to know if another user has the file open. The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications procedure is an example of a method for determining whether another user has a particular file open.
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Sample macro codeIf a given file is not already open, the following macro also opens it. If the file is not in the location that you specified, you receive the following error message:
To create a Visual Basic procedure to see if Book2.xls or Book2.xlss in drive C is already open, follow these steps.
File not found.
Note In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, you have to change Book2.xls to Book2.xlss in the following code.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290140/ )How to run the sample code for the Office XP programs from Knowledge Base articles