I have just installed Excel 2007 from the Standard version. I am running Windows XP SP2. When I go to save an Excel new or an old one it shows that it saving with a green dotted bar. It goes to the end of the bar and stops. Nothing more happens. My only option is to "Cancel" to which it duly says that the file has not been saved. I have been using Excel from Version 1. This is a first. I canoot find anything on this problem
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If your company was using MS Office 2003 then you're using MS Office 2007. Make sure you're saving the file in a compatible format. For example, if you've create a report on excel file using MS Excel 2007 then you should save the file in .xls (compatible format) instead of .xlsx (2007 format. In that case you can open your file on both versions. Also when you're saving other office files make sure it's in compatible format.
Writing a document and saving - the document will be saved as .DOCX. DOCX is the 2007 version. Saving as 2003: Use Save As - and here you can save as .DOC Now the document is saved in a version which can be read by the 2003 version
It may be that excel file saved on your thumb drive is in .xlsx format(Office 2007) which you are trying to open on a machine which doesnt have office 2007 rather it may have Office 2003 or lower vesion.
Check this and hope it helps !!
If you are using Excel 2007 and saving your workbooks in the 97-2003 format, you should get a message that appears that will let you know what formatting will not be compatable. If you click ok, then the computer will automatically adjust the formatting to the closest fit for the earlier version to be compatible. Once you save it to an earlier version, then reopen it in excel 2007, you will not get your formatting back.
Users of the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 programs Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Updatebefore downloading the Compatibility Pack.
By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, andsave files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with theMicrosoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPointViewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For moreinformation about the Compatibility Pack, see Knowledge Base article 924074.
Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925451 for information to enable Word 2007 documents to be displayed correctly in your version of Word.
Ensure your system is up to date by installing all High-Priority/Required updates on Microsoft Update(required for Microsoft Office XP and 2003 users).
After installing all High-Priority/Required updates with Microsoft Update, download the Compatibility Pack by clicking the Download button above and saving the file to your hard disk.
Double-click the FileFormatConverters.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
To remove this download:
On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
Select Add/Remove Programs.
In the list of currently installed programs, select Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.
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1. MS office 2007 is currupt
2. System has a virus
3. Windows OS is currupt. (Make sure you are running MS Windows Xp SP2)
Here is the solution:-
1. Scan system with a good legal antivirus
2. Repair OS using utilities win Doctor or from win Xp installation disk (upgrade)
3. Repair MS Office 2007 by going Office Button --> Options --> Resources --> run Microsoft Diagnostics
Whenever Excel closes unexpectedly, "ghost users" can remain in a "shared" workbook. Excel tracks changes in order to synchronize between users, resulting in huge file sizes. In order to fix the problem click Share Workbook (Review tab, Changes group in 2007 or Tools/Share Workbook in earlier). On the Editing tab see if there are any "Users" using the workbook. If so, remove them by clicking "Remove User." When you save again, the file should be back to normal. Being this is a Microsoft product, I want to re-emphasize the word "should" from my previous sentence...
Is that CD an upgrade version? It will work only with a previously installed Office 2003, maybe. This one is cheaper. The full install version doesn't upgrade the previous one and does install on a PC which never had an Office.
So, try uninstalling the previous Office and then install. If it doesn't install, then buy a full version of 2007.