Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Runtime Error 1004? Here is how to fix it

Runtime Error 1004 is mostly seen in Excel. While using Excel you may face this error. The most amazing thing about Microsoft Excel is that you can easily make your table and can organise your sheets or any other document. Any one can use this microsoft program easily and can manage their work correctly. You may also Face Runtime Error 1004 in VBA(Visual Basic for Application).

There are many shortcuts and macros available in Microsoft Excel and because of this you may not be surprise to know see that if Excel doesn’t work exactly in the way you want.

Reasons You Are Facing Runtime Error 1004?

If you are facing this problem you can easily catch this Runtime Error 1004. Microsoft Office will let you know if you face this error in Excel.

They will be indicating you run-time error 1004 by showing you a pop-up message. I have inserted a screenshot of this error 1004 which you can see :-

You can see these pop-up messages when you are usually working in the middle of any assignment in Excel. When you copy your document in Excel for multiple times without closing or saving your document then this Runtime Error 1004 can appear in front of your Screen.

Preventions to avoid Runtime Error 1004? 

If you want that you should not face Runtime Error 1004 in future so the best thing for avoiding this error is to save your documents before copying pages in it. You can save your document periodically if you can do some changes in macro coding.

This prevention method will avoid you from facing run-time error 1004 but you must have enough knowledge to change the macro coding.

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How Can You Fix Runtime Error 1004 ?

You can simply not use it if you want to not face this Runtime Error 1004 in future. You can prefer copying your document in new pages rather than copying it in the same.

Another way by which you can repair this error is the use of template bypass. By listening this name you are thinking that this will be going to be tough, yeah it is but to do this you can follow the steps below:-

Step 1. First thing to be done is to open Excel to create a template bypass.

Step 2. As your new document is open you have to delete all other worksheets which are automatically opened leaving one.

Step 3. You can delete those extra worksheets by right-click on worksheets and then click on the delete option.

Step 4. As you click on delete option then automatically sheet will be deleted.

Step 5. Follow the above steps for remaining sheets but be careful you have to leave one for making template.

Step 6. After doing the above now there will be a single page left. Now you will be able to do compulsory modification to that page. You can insert charts or can insert tables as you like.

This is going to be your template page which can be easily copied by you and pasted. As you complete your document you then have to save your worksheet as a template. You can do this by clicking on the upper left corner on the Microsoft button. Then click on “Save as” button and save your document as “Excel Template”.

That’s all, now you will be able to do your work without any type of error. Just open the workbook and add the template to that workbook.

Hope you have now got the solution from facing this Runtime Error 1004. By this method you can also avoid many types of error and can work easily in Excel without being irritated by those silly errors.            


  1. I'm getting "run-time error 1004" whenever I try to updated yahoo business links (stock histories) in my Excel host file. Its not just home computer, it also affects work. Happened last Friday all of a sudden. Any ideas to resolve?

  2. I'm having a problem
    Whenever I want to open Samsung App it's showing error 1004