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    VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    Hi there,

    I have to adapt an old VBA powerpoint code for work but the issue is that its in read-only.
    If I copy the code and try to paste into another module or Word/notepad, nothing shows up (and when pasting to another module it crashes the powerpoint)
    Worst comes to worst I could type it out but itīs very long so I was looking for a smarter solution.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

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    Why is the code read-only? Are you trying to copy commercial code?
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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    It was created by someone else in the same company who has since left and we are unable to contact, I imagine he chose to protect it.

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    OK - so please attach the PowerPoint file.

    Unfortunately the attachment icon doesn't work at the moment, so to attach an Excel file you have to do the following: just before posting, scroll down to Go Advanced and then scroll down to Manage Attachments. Now follow the instructions at the top of that screen.

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    Is there no way to get assistance without attaching the document? For privacy purposes?

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    Remove the sensitive information first. How do you expect us to be able to help you to get the VBA code without access to it?

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    I imagine he chose to protect it.
    The way I read this is that you're asking use to break Forum Rule#7 regarding bypassing Security Options.
    Avoid using Select, Selection and Activate in your code. Use With ... End With instead.
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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    I don't think so, Rudi - the workbook is the company's property as the former employee created it whilst working for them for use in the business. I believe we can give this the benefit of the doubt.

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    Re: VBA code is read-only - how do I copy it?

    got it. thanks
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