Excel Macros (urgent)

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  1. theironist08 macrumors regular

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    I have Office 2008 for mac. However, the macros will not work properly in a document I need to use. The document, I take it was created using a newer version of excel.

    Problem I'm having with the updates is that they can't seem to find a suitable version of office on my hard drive. Can anyone please suggest a solution to fixing these macros?
     
  2. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Are these Visual Basic macros? If so, you'll need to use Office 2011 (which is at least $100) to run them.

    Excel 2008 does not support Visual Basic macros. (Excel 2008 will run old Excel 4 XLM macros, but you can't edit them.)
     
  3. theironist08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, theyre visual basic macros. so theres no update or patch or anything to make them work in 2008?
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Nope, this was a major limitation in 2008 Excel. :(
     

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