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Determine if a workbook exists

The function below can be used to determine if a workbook or another file exists:

Function FileExists(FullFileName As String) As Boolean
' returns TRUE if the file exists
    FileExists = Len(Dir(FullFileName)) > 0
End Function


If Not FileExists("C:\FolderName\SubFolder\FileName.xls") Then 
    MsgBox "The file doesn't exist!"
    Workbooks.Open "C:\FolderName\SubFolder\FileName.xls"
End If


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Re: Tickertape
It would be possible to create a tickertape-like functionality in Excel, but I can't imagine that anyone would want this as it probably will make their spreadsheets calculate slower :-)
Damian Evans from Wales wrote (2004-03-17 16:47:50 CET):
for Ole
Hi ole,

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one question, is it possible to put a ticker tape type of message in Excel. By this I mean a message that continually scrolls across the screen (an example would be the Marquee screen saver).

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Re: looking good
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