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hope you are keeping well.
I would like to use the same macro but based on an integer, is this possible?
for instance, if I wanted to call that same macro for 100 charts
each chart is called chart1, chart2,,,,,,chart100
is there a clever way to use the same code
or do I have to write 100 macro CopyChart1(), ,,,CopyChart100()

Sub CopyChart1()
dim i as integer
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart" & i).Activate
ActiveChart.CopyPicture _
   Appearance:=xlScreen, Size:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture

End Sub

I hope this is clear. I feel a bit stupid because it is a pretty basic question, but I never had the need before.
Thanks for your help.

ANSWER: Except for the fact that the default names are "Chart 1" (ie with a space) your macro would work fine - if it is to copy a specified chart, then referencing a cell on the worksheet or something would serve to set the value of i.  Having copied it, you would possibly need to automated the pasting part of the process - which should also be possible!

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QUESTION: Sorry this is not what I meant.
I used this only as an example.
I have a macro that I need to repeat 100 time except that each time it is referencing some strings, ranges etc that I defined using an integer. So all the macro is the same except for the references
What I am after is:
Do I need to write the macro 100 times or can I for instance use a trick that will allow me to use the same macro, for instance
I cannot use the trick you suggested (referencing a cell on the worksheet or something would serve to set the value of i) because the macros are linked to checkboxes, so to get a different value of i, I would need to write a different macro for each checkbox (which is what I am trying to avoid). I cannot reference the True because the checkbox are not mutually exclusive.
If this is not clear, do not worry I will write the macro 100 times.
Thanks anyway

ANSWER: As long as you can define logically what is to happen, one macro can do the job - for instance

Sub CopyChart1()
dim i as integer
for i = 1 to 100
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart " & i).Activate
ActiveChart.CopyPicture _
  Appearance:=xlScreen, Size:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
'and do something with it

End Sub

would copy charts 1 to 100.

IF the process runs doing different things for each checkbox then

if checkbox1.value=true then
'do the checkbox1 stuff
end if
if checkbox2.value=true then
'do the checkbox2 stuff
end if
'etc etc etc

HOPEFULLY this starts to make it clearer - more than happy to help further if required.

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QUESTION: Sorry this is not what I was after. I have wasted enough of your time on this.
Doing a if checkbox1.value=true 100 time is not an option either as then it is far too slow to execute. Anyway I needed to deliver a model today and a fast one, so i think my only option was to copy my macro 100 times and assign each one to each checkbox (I have used a macro for that so did not waste too much time!)
thanks again

I'm sorry I failed so dismally this time- I do my best to try to read between the lines and fill in any missing information, but in this instance I clearly failed - I'm certain there is a single, fast, one macro way, but identifying it this time has proved elusive.  Sorry.
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