XL2002: You Cannot Activate Embedded Excel Workbook That Contains VBA Code

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If you activate an embedded Microsoft Excel workbook that contains Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code in Microsoft Word, and then save the Word document, it is not possible to activate the workbook again.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date          Time    Size         File name     
   11-Jun-2002   05:49   13,168,712   Excel.msp
   11-Jun-2002   06:19   14,112,768   Excel_Admin.msp

After the hotfix is installed, the following files have the listed attributes or later:
   Date          Time    Version       Size        File name     
   10-Jun-2002  14:28    10.0.4205.0   9,177,672   Excel.exe


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).


Article ID: 321471 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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