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    Visual Basic Editor Window Opening on Its Own (Word 2003)

    I have an issue with the Visual Basic Editor window opening itself when I unlock my computer.

    Here's what the scenario usually is: I do some work in Word which includes at some point opening the Visual Basic editor. Save my work. Close Word. Hit Control-Alt-Delete and choose option to lock computer to leave my desk.

    When I return to my desk and unlock my computer (by hitting Control-Alt-Delete again and typing in my UserName and password), the computer unlocks and the Visual Basic Editor will be open and be the top window. If it has any bearing on the situation Outlook is open the whole time.

    This seems to only happen if I've been in the Visual Basic Editor sometime during the day.

    Any ideas on how to stop this from happening? It's not a major issue, but can get annoying.

    Thanks for any help.

    TexasTJ

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    Re: Visual Basic Editor Window Opening on Its Own (Word 2003)

    Are you using Word as your e-mail editor in Outlook?

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    Re: Visual Basic Editor Window Opening on Its Own (Word 2003)

    Yes.

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    Re: Visual Basic Editor Window Opening on Its Own (Word 2003)

    I think it's a side effect of Outlook. I don't think there's a satisfactory solution, the only workarounds I know of are
    1) Quit both Outlook and Word before locking your PC, or
    2) Don't use Word as e-mail editor in Outlook.

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    Re: Visual Basic Editor Window Opening on Its Own (Word 2003)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 19-Jan-09 13:18. )</P>I've experienced this, too, in several versions of Word. I have two workarounds:

    (1) Leave the VBE open, in a non-maximized window, minimized to the task bar. When you unlock, it will remain minimized and not be made active.
    (2) When you're finished with the VBE for the day, exit Word completely and restart it. In the new session, it will behave normally.

    Note: I do not use Word as my mail editor, so that may explain why #2 does not work for you.

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