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 12:06:31 -0800 (PST)

After you've enjoyed that beer (hmmm... beer, good), if you decide you do need to fix the problem, further down in that page that I recommended earlier is a link to another fix at a Microsoft site:;en-us;q158996 . If that doesn't do it for you (or if you'd rather), I've got a link to a video that won't actually remedy the situation, but does illustrate one means of achieving instantaneous gratification (by venting on the workstation culprit).


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 2:34:14 PM
Subject: RE: Problem with Excel

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Tried the suggestions in that file…i.e.,
adding “%1” after the “/e” and Excel opened and loaded the
file, but I got an error each time that the file couldn’t be located.
Remember, I said the file loaded. I got rid of the “%1” and went
back to my original problem. It’s a lot less irritating to open Excel,
leave it open, and then drag and drop the files I need when I need them, than
it is to listen to the computer beap at me and tell me that it can’t find
the file it just loaded.

The beer is cold and telling me that it’s
time to quite fighting Microsoft for a while…..

Al Geist

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From: Jan Cohen
[mailto:najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com]

Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007
1:21 PM

To: sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com; AL
Geist; Dana Worley (webmail); techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Subject: Re: Problem with Excel

I know what you mean about
Vista . I've been thinking of buying a new laptop
for work myself, but many of the pre-configured ones that I prefer are only
shipping with Vista now-a-days. And I'm
sorry (Mr. Microsoft), but I'd rather stick with what works (XP).

Seriously though, once you get done playing with puppy, have a look at,-but-the-file-doesnt.html
. It really does seem like the options presented there might be useful in this

Me, I don't have a puppy to play with, but I do have to get a draft of a report
out by the morning of the 2nd, so that I can interface with the client's client
in preparation for the final review of Phase I of the project. And
there's snow on the driveway and deck that needs to be shoveled, but it's soooo
much warmer in here with HAL.

Enjoy the puppy--they grow up quick!

jan c.


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