"ticker step size" error msg in Office

Asked by Jim Dwyer

Opened a long-ish word file in office, was saving under a new name, but retaining the word format. Got a message that said, "ticker step size" and said, paraphrasing, that the original code was lost, but VBA was being used

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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

Hi Jim

Is this about OpenOffice.org word processor (Writer) or MS Office Word? Or and MS Word file opened in OpenOffice.org? Or what?

You haven't made it quite clear.


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Jim Dwyer (jgdwyernyc) said :

Sorry Tony for the lack of clarity.

I'm saving an MS Word document using openoffice.org, retaining the original (MSWord) formating. Here's the message that I get.
"Ticker Step Size
"All changes to the basic code are lost
"The original VBA macro code is saved instead."

I suspect it has something to do with the http addresses that are in the text of the original document. It doesn't have any obvious effect on the contents.

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Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

Hi Jim

Except for limited functionality in the spreadsheet (Calc) VBA macro code has no effect in OOo.

There are options for how OOo deals with VBA code. Go to Help and search for VBA, then select 'VBA properties'. That describes what OOo does with modified VBA code. It is too long to accurately paraphrase here, The section that relates to the message you are seeing is:

"The Save original Basic code check box takes precedence over the Load Basic code check box. If both boxes are marked and you edit the disabled Basic Code in the OpenOffice.org Basic IDE, the original Microsoft Basic code will be saved when saving in the Microsoft format. A message appears to inform you of this."

Hope that helps.


PS If this answers your question, please mark it as Solved

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Jim Dwyer (jgdwyernyc) said :

Thanks Tony Pursell, that solved my question.