Excel/Delay a macro



Is it possible to delay a macro at any stage. I have a macro which does 12 steps, I would like to hold the macro at step 6 for a minute and then start with step 7. At step 6, my excel sheet needs to get updated from another terminal.

Thank you in advance,

There are various ways of pausing a macro - you could simply insert a message box asking the user to press OK once completed - this would suspend the macro indefinitely until that action happened.  You could use a while...wend loop to check for a cell changing - so for example, your data updates a last updated field, check for that changing.  you could use a timer event - for example see  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1544526/how-to-pause-for-specific-amount-of-t .  

I hope this gives you some ideas of ways to achieve what you want.
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