Re: Problem with Excel

Subject: Re: Problem with Excel
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, 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 09:44:35 -0800 (PST)

Ah, then you're being confronted with the "mysterious, it only happens to Excel files on this computer" syndrome.

If you haven't already, try what the fellow at the following site recommends (it's above and beyond the normal file association process, using advanced properties):,-but-the-file-doesnt.html


jan c.

----- Original Message ----
From: AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>; sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com; Dana Worley (webmail) <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:24:31 PM
Subject: RE: Problem with Excel

Jan Cohen wrote:

Subject: Re: Problem with Excel

>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,
Office 2007.<

It's not affecting my laptop (XP Pro and Office Pro 2003) or my wife's
desktop (XP Home and Office Std 2003).

>Just to be on the safe side, disconnect from the Internet when you're
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.<

Tried all that...still had the same problem.

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