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Old July 5th, 2003, 12:38 PM
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Default SendKey commands

I'm am using SendKey commands in Excel. But cannot get them to work as they should.
 Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
 WshShell.Run "Excel"
 WScript.Sleep 500
 WshShell.AppActivate "Microsoft Excel"
 WshShell.SendKeys "%+(t)"
 WScript.Sleep 250
 WshShell.SendKeys "m"
 WScript.Sleep 250
 WshShell.SendKeys "~"
 WScript.Sleep 250
 WshShell.SendKeys "~"

I'm using this little bit of script to open Excel and then go to the Macro command and run the first macro
Excep where I have WshShell.SendKeys "%+(t)" I tried using the Excel hot key to run the Macro Alt+F8 WshShell.SendKeys "^{F8}", but that didn't work. Then I tried the the Excel command to open the menu bar and go to "T" for tools then down to "M" for macro. Alt+T M. or WshShell.SendKeys "^{T}"
WScript.Sleep 250
 WshShell.SendKeys "m"

That doesn't work either

Why can't I use SendKeys with the Excel hotkeys?

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Old July 6th, 2003, 02:30 PM
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Hi Charlie, try this method as it'll be more efficient & you won't have to rely on sendkeys: :)
Dim objXLApp
Set objXLApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

objXLApp.Workbooks.Open "C:\Book1.xls"
objXLApp.visible = true
objXLApp.DisplayAlerts = False

objXLApp.Run "Book1.xls!Macro1"

objXLApp.DisplayAlerts = True
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