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Office 97 Macros work on Windows 98 but not Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by ktwc, Apr 21, 2002.

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  1. ktwc

    ktwc Thread Starter

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    I've recently updated to Windows 2000 and have found a problem that stops Microsoft Excel from being used. The macros were written on a Windows 98 platform for Office 97. Now that I've upgraded to Windows 2000 I ran the macro then Excel wouldn't start. Even from a reboot it still displayed the same error message and would not start.

    Could Office be affected to this degree just by running a macro?
     
  2. Snake~eyes

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    I don't know much about Office 97 except I've had it running on 98 and ME with no problems, i've never tried 2000.

    BTW, this is the wrong forum for this post. It should go here but oh well :D
     
  3. ktwc

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    I've solved my problem. The Windows API is different for Windows 98 and Windows 2000. The macros were originally developed on Windows 98 and so the compiled code uses Windows 98 API. When the same macros are tried on Windows 2000, the API is different and so the code doesn't run correctly and causes unforseen problems.
     
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