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Weird Excel problem creates oversized files

I am having a problem with an Excel file on an XP Home machine running Office 2003. I have an excel file that has 9 different sheets on it, each not being more than 40X40 cells. I am using an almost identical file on 15 different machines, and this is happening only on one machine. The typical file size is betweeen 200k-300k on all machines, but on this particualr machine, the size is at 10Mb. There is nothing out of the ordinary on this file. Here's where I am getting concerned though. When I open the file, which by the way seems to take about 10-15 seconds to open, (the other terminals all open instantly) and select all sheets, copy them to a new excel book, and then save that book, the file size goes back to the normal 200k-300k size. If I close everything out and open the new file, it opens instantly without the lag. WHAT CAUSES THIS!!! Thanks for your help.

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You have already find the solution by copying its contents to some other file. There can be a possibility that some virus has attached itself to the said file. Use a good anti virus and update is regularly.Another possibility is that you might have many of the rows or colums which you may have not noticed.
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Or download the microsoft excel to my comp.


http://download.cnet.com/microsoft-office-compatibility-pack/3000-18483_4-10648733.htm
By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats.
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I cannot open .docx and xlsx files.


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http://www.openoffice.org/

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How to convert 2007 excel sheet into 2003 excel sheet


if you have excel 2007 you can save the file into excel 2003 compatibility

if you have excel 2003 need download compatibility pack from this page
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
install it and success!

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How to Open the Excel file 2003 in Office 2007?


You have to download this compatibility pack and instal it on your machine. Here is the link.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

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Solution for Excel 2003 "the file is not in a recognizable format"


If you open an excel created by M/S Office 2007, Excel 2003 will not be able the file. You have to install Microsoft Office the "Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" for M/S Office 2003 from Microsoft Site.

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Your Excel file is corrupt!

Hope it helps.


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I currently have microsoft office professional 2007 trial version which has expired. If I don't want to order it and just go back to my 2003 version can I just cancel the 2007 version? Will it just convert...


If you still have the installation CD for Microsoft Office 2003 and the key that goes with it, you can un-install the Trial version of Office 2007 and install Office 2003. Files saved Office 2007 format are not redable with Office 2003.

To preserve your files (the ones made with Office 2007) you must go through the following procedure:
  1. Open each file with the application that created it (Word, Excel, Powepoint, or what have you)
  2. If it its a Word 2007 file save it in Word2003 format
  3. If it is an Excel 2007 file save it in the Excel 2003 format.
  4. Etc.
This is only necessary if you intend to modify them at some later time.
If you only want to read (not modify) them you can still do that because Microsoft offers a free Word viewers.

Other free software you can use to open files created with Office 2007 is OpenOffice.org 3. You might lose some formatting but the files will be accessible to you.


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As long as Microsoft Excel is installed (if a Windows machine) or OpenOffice is installed (either a Linux or a Windows machine), then yes.

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EXEL 2007


This is because 2007 excel uses a different type of file. You may follow the directions at the link below on how to save files in 2007 excel so that you can open it in 2003


http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA100141071033.aspx

If there is anything else please do message me.

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Microsoft office 2007 Compatibility with 2003


MS 2007 is not compatible with MS 2003....because the program hadn't been created yet when 2003 was released. To rectify the problem, you must use the SAVE AS command in your 2007 and in the box where it says file type, select Excel 2003 spreadsheet. It will then save it to a format that your 2003 Excel can recognize.

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