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smurf01 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
20 Jan 03 7:41
Hi, Can anyone help me, A former colleague created an XL workbook that has two hidden sheets if I use Format>Sheets>Unhide there are no sheets showing to unhide. If I look at the properties in VBA the sheets are set to xlHidden, I tried changing the property but it won't let me. I have scoured the code in the workbook and the sheets to see if I can find any reference to the sheets but alas NO



xlbo (MIS)
20 Jan 03 7:53
The sheets are "very hidden". This means that they can only be unhidden via code

For each ws in activeworkbook.worksheets
    if ws.visible = xlveryhidden then
        ws.visible = true
    end if

users cannot unhide the sheets manually


Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes

smurf01 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
20 Jan 03 7:55
Geoff, Thanks for the speedy reply
Would I put that code into the Workbook ? Also how would he have hidden it originally ?



RobBroekhuis (TechnicalUser)
20 Jan 03 7:57
The only thing I don't understand is why Paul can't change the status on the VBA property form.  Or am I misunderstanding?


Helpful Member!  Nikita6003 (Programmer)
20 Jan 03 8:05
Nope - you didn't.

But xlVeryHidden's not available in Design-Time so you can't change it using the Sheet's property window
And the REALLY stupid thing's you can do it the other way around: you can use the VBA property window to set an xlVeryHidden sheet's Visible property back to xlVisible


smurf01 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
20 Jan 03 8:19
Nikki, tried that it does not work, also the sheet is xlHidden not xlveryhidden



Nikita6003 (Programmer)
20 Jan 03 8:27
Could be the workbook is protected. Check under TOOLS > PROTECTION: it's protected if it says UNPROTECT WORKBOOK. All options in VBA properties will be unavailable.

Dunno if it's been password-protected; if not, all you need to do is to click UNPROTECT WORKBOOK. If it is - you might have a problem


Helpful Member!  SkipVought (Programmer)
20 Jan 03 8:30
Are you running earlier than 97?  My 97 & 2002 versions allows xlSheetVeryHidden at design time.  It just LOOKS like that value is not available, but it is.


Nikita6003 (Programmer)
20 Jan 03 8:35

you're right - even i managed to set it at design time now

smurf01 (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
20 Jan 03 8:41
Thanks very much, the workbook was protected. Fortunately one of the passwords i tried worked, I appreciate your help

Have a Star



Nikita6003 (Programmer)
20 Jan 03 8:49
& a star for Skip for putting me right

Cheers folks!

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