Cannot Activate Visual Basic Editor in Outlook 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    I am looking for some advice on how to resolve an issue that has arisen with respect to Outlook 2016.  I am attempting to use a macro and when I select its button in the quick access ribbon, nothing happens.  When I try and edit the code, I cannot get the Visual Basic Editor to open by either using the Developer tab, or by using the keyboard shortcut Alt-F11.

    I discovered the VBA for Outlook Add-in had been disabled, then I activated it.  Not only did that not solve the problem, but I can no longer find the add-in in the list of active add-ins.  When I try and add the associated file, I get the following error:


    Thanks in advance!


    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:47 PM

All replies

  • You can open the Visual Basic Editor by adding the Developer tab to the Excel 2016 Ribbon or using the keyboard shortcut Alt F11.
    From within an Office application, such Word 2016 or Excel 2016:
    Click File.
    Click Options.
    Click Customize Ribbon.
    Under the list of Main Tabs, select Developer.
    Click OK.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:57 PM
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