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Excel red button grayed out in XP

By greystone ·
After installing Windows XP and then Office XP maybe 100 times I have found that in about 10 installs the red button in the top right corner of a spreadsheet is grayed out or is a small black x in a gray box instead of a red box. I have tried this w/ and w/out the SP's installed. Reinstalling does no good and order of install in relationship to other applications doesn't make any difference either. Any suggestions out there would greatly be appreciated.

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Excel red button grayed out in XP

by brit_in_okc In reply to Excel red button grayed o ...

Just an idea. We get this issue with Win2000/XP not playing well with Novell Groupwise.
Novell GroupWise 5 Libraries integrate with Microsoft Excel through add-in macros that interpret various commands, including those in the Open, Close, and Save dialog boxes. The Close button is also unavailable when you use this add-in.
Remove the add-in that is installed by Groupwise. To remove the Groupwise add-in file (Gwxlus.xla or gwxl97.xla) add-in, follow these steps:
1. On the Start menu, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
2. Open each of the following folders:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Xlstart
C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\Xlstart
C:\Winnt\Profiles\User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\Xlstart

Remove the Groupwise add-in file (Gwxlus.xla in Groupwise 5.1 or gwxl97.xla


3. On the File menu, click Delete. Click Yes if you are prompted to move the file to the Recycle Bin.
4. Start Microsoft Excel.
5. On the View menu, point to Toolbars and click Customize.
6. On the Toolbars tab, click Worksheet Menu Bar and then click Reset.
7. Also reset the Standard toolbar by clicking Standard and then clicking Reset.
8. Click Close.
The Open, Close and Save dialog boxes and the system Close button of Microsoft Excel are no longer integrated with Novell Groupwise.

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