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Excel Document Not saved!

By gdoty ·
I have an excel document that I have been working on for the last 4 hours and I tried to print it and the screen went white. No printer activity. No nothing just control alt delete end task and no file except what I started with 4 hours ago? I havemy temp file but I can't open it H E L P ! ! !

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by mslizny In reply to Excel Document Not saved!

If you had not saved it regularly to update the file in the time (4 hours!) that you had been working on it, the memory that was holding all of your many changes was just overloaded with the print command. This happens quite often in any program when you make many changes to a file but do not save them on an ongoing basis.

As a matter of fact, in software classes we always try to encourage people to save the file before trying to print it. Believe me, you lost your changes; if you had saved them before you tried to print, you would have your final work.

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by mslizny In reply to Excel Document Not saved!

P.S. You might try making a copy of your your .tmp file, then renaming the copy with a .xls extension (ex: name.tmp to newname.xls, as sometimes this renamed file can then be opened in Excel. Also, check the Tools menu for the "AutoSave" option,see Help for information on installing this if you do not see it. When you set up AutoSave to regularly save your work in Excel at given intervals, you have a better chance of recovering it if a problem occurs.

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by mcarr In reply to Excel Document Not saved!

Building on the previous post, get Microsofts Excel file rebuild program from their Office update site and try to run the renamed file through it. The output isn't pretty, but it just might save you 4 more hours of work.

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