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Receiving an error when opening an excel file with macros RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Office 2019, when I send an excel file with macros to another computer using Office 2019, the recipient receives an error message:

    “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” error: 

    “System Error (a bunch of numbers and symbols) Catastrophic Failure”

    This causes excel to crash. 

    It is only Office 2019 computer to another Office 2019 computer.  The file will open with no problems using an Excel version prior to 2019.


    • Edited by DianePeters Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:19 PM
    • Moved by Perry-Pan Friday, August 30, 2019 2:50 AM
    Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi DianaPeters,

    As far as I know, this error is normally related with string code that cannot be recognized via Excel. I'll help move this thread to Excel for Developer forum for further research.

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Regards,

    Perry


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    Friday, August 30, 2019 2:50 AM
  • Thank You for the response.
    Friday, August 30, 2019 2:02 PM