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Article ID: 229499 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.2

This article was previously published under Q229499


If you try to view a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications project in the Visual Basic Editor, the following error message appears:
Project is unviewable


You cannot view or modify the contents of your Visual Basic for Applications project in an Office 97 program when one of the following conditions is true:
  • The project has been digitally signed.


  • The project has been locked in an Office 2000 program.


You must open your file in the appropriate Office 2000 program in order to view or modify the Visual Basic project.

NOTE: If your project is locked, you must also know the appropriate password to view or modify the project.


For more information about project protection, from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type protection tab, click Search, and then click to view "Protection tab (Project Properties Dialog Box)."

For additional information about digital signatures, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
206637  ( ) OFF2000: Overview of Digital Certificates

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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