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Hi Tom

I have recorded the following macro:

Sub adjustcategories()
'
' adjustcategories Macro
'

'
   Range("A2:A2000").Select
   Selection.Copy
   Sheets("Categories").Select
   Range("A1").Select
   ActiveSheet.Paste
   Application.CutCopyMode = False
   ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$A$18").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlNo
   Sheets("keyword starter").Select
   Range("K3:M3").Select
   Sheets("wordlist").Select
   Range("A20").Select
End Sub


The sheet referred to as "Categories" is very hidden.  I would like the sheet "Categories" to be unhidden at the start and very hidden at the end of the code.  Could you do this for me?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Mitchell

Answer
Chris Mitchell,

I would start with this:
Sub adjustcategories()
'
' adjustcategories Macro
'

   Sheets("Categories").Visible = xlSheetVisible
   Range("A2:A2000").Select
   Selection.Copy
   Sheets("Categories").Select
   Range("A1").Select
   ActiveSheet.Paste
   Application.CutCopyMode = False
   ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$A$18").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlNo
   Sheets("keyword starter").Select
   Range("K3:M3").Select
   Sheets("wordlist").Select
   Range("A20").Select
   Sheets("Categories").Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden
End Sub


if that makes Categories the activesheet before you do your copy then you can do this

Sub adjustcategories()
'
' adjustcategories Macro
'

   
   Range("A2:A2000").Select
   Selection.Copy
   Sheets("Categories").Visible = xlSheetVisible
   Sheets("Categories").Select
   Range("A1").Select
   ActiveSheet.Paste
   Application.CutCopyMode = False
   ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$A$18").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlNo
   Sheets("keyword starter").Select
   Range("K3:M3").Select
   Sheets("wordlist").Select
   Range("A20").Select
   Sheets("Categories").Visible = xlSheetVeryHidden
End Sub

--
Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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