Re: Problem with Excel

Subject: Re: Problem with Excel
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com, "Dana Worley \(webmail\)" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 09:17:13 -0800 (PST)

If it is one or more Microsoft updates causing the problem, their not affecting my computer. I'm using Windows XP Pro, SP2, fully updated, and Office 2007.

I also mentioned the file association possibility to Al, off-line. There's one other thing you might try:

Just to be on the safe side, disconnect from the Internet when you're doing this: Shut down any antivirus software you might have. If you're using a firewall above and beyond the one that's built into Windows (e.g., Zone Alarm), turn it off too. Once you've done those two tasks, try double-clicking on your Excel file again.


jan c.

----- Original Message ----
From: Sharon Burton <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:16:53 AM
Subject: RE: Problem with Excel

I've noticed my desktop computer (XP and Office 2000) has started doing
same thing. Seemed to have started about 2 weeks ago.


I find it annoying but not a deal breaker. Perhaps MS patched us and
this is
the result? I can see a security reason - this prevents a script from
opening a bad file and having the bad file run all by itself.


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