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Opening an 2007 excel file in excel 2003 generates a read only file

By MurphNE ·
* I create a excel workbook in 2007.
* Then save it to our network
* Other users have the compatibility pack (Sp1) installed
* when they try and open it, they get
* the message box stating "file conversion in progress"
* when the workbook opens in the title bar it says Microsoft Excel - Xl0000001.xls {read only]

Any suggestion on what I'm doing wrong would be much appreciated

THX
Joe

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by shasca In reply to Opening an 2007 excel fi ...

Try saving it as a 97-2003 compatible version in save as options and see if it still retains full functionality. The Compatibility tool is pretty Klunky to work with.

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by Mhofu In reply to Opening an 2007 excel fi ...

That the file extension is .xls not .xlsx when you save in the 97-2003 format.

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Opening an 2007 excel file in excel 2003 generates a read only file

by orchari In reply to Opening an 2007 excel fi ...

install Office 2003 SP3

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Many, many thanks for solution

by infosys In reply to Opening an 2007 excel fil ...

Thanks for your quick solution...installed SP3 on PC and presto...no issues. Many thanks.

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