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Tom you helped me greatly with the automated scrolling text.  Is there a way to stop that macro at a specific time so I can run another macro?  

I am using:

Application.OnTime TimeValue("13:42:00"), "SchedulingReportLab1"

to restart the macro however the automated scrolling test wont let me.

Any ideas?


Anand Shah

You can add a line in the loop that checks the time

if Time > timeserial(15,30,0) then exit sub  ' checks if later than 3:30 PM

put in whatever time you want it to stop

Make sure it is in the innermost loop  (the do nothing loop), but that if statement may slow it down a little so you could put it outside the innermost loop if you want - your call.

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