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Microsoft office excel files - cannot open directly

Q: Microsoft office excel files - cannot open directly

1. For a while the computer has become very slow, to open a file takes two minutes and to print a page takes five minutes.

2. Unable to open excel file directly, a blank page comes up, have to go to FILE and then select particular file to open.

I have been told to reload M/S programme to resolve this problem. Is it correct?

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A: Microsoft office excel files - cannot open directly

XP ???
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Below is the browser version 

However when the same is tried/accessed through a browser deployed on a dev machine, it works normally. Below is the version of the IE on the DEV server

What is causing this to happen?
Is there any tool to check the difference between the IE settings on my Desktop and the dev box.

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Anyone else have this problem? What did you do to fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:Word and Excel won't open files directly

This is a long shot, but you may have to associate the files with the program they were meant for. On eway to do this is to open my computer, not any office program. Find the file (files) you want, right click and choose "Open With" and pick the correct program in the list.

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Let me know if this works.
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Basically, every time I try to open an Excel file, Windows 8 gives me the "How do you want to open this file?" dialogue. I check "Use this app for all .xls(x) files" and click "Keep using Microsoft Excel" and the dialogue closes but the file doesn't open.

The only way I can get excel files to open now is by going to the Metro menu and opening Excel 2013, then opening the file from there.

Is there a way to fix this issue without resorting to the workaround method?

Thanks in advance!

A:Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)

Hi.............I also found this with excel but word works ok......Did you get a answer to the problem.......


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A:Microsoft Office 2002: Excel cannot open a file

Well everyone, the problem is solved. Turns out that my entire Microsoft Office 2002 suite had become corrupted somehow. I haven't scanned for viruses yet but I plan to soon so as to avoid this problem in the future. I am also making sure to do a weekly backup of all my documents from now on. Later!
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Hi there ... What version of Office are you using ? Have you tried a Repair through the Control panel .. Go to program and features / Select Office .. And click on Repair
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Any suggestions for a fix, hopefully short of reinstalling MS Office, would be greatly appreciated.

OS XPPro SP3 fully updated
MS Office 2003 fully updated

Thanks in advance

A:MS office files, Word and Excel, very slow to open

Sounds like a machine error... Tell us about your computer, connection, antivirus, and antispyware in some detail... We would like to know brand, or motherboard, age, and configuration... as well as your spyware and antivirus
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download the file to your computer first--then open with Excel
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I have this problem that I can't seem to open any excel file directly from my document or desktop, when I double click any file, it opens up excel and then just struck there with a "Ready" on the lower left corner....

But when I open from excel - File -> Open and it works.....

I tried reinstalling the program and tried 'Excel /regserver' but no luck....

Please help....

A:Can't Open Excel File Directly.

Your problem may lie within the the path of the icon on your desktop. Try this
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2. Find the Full name of your file (for ex. C:/MyDocuments/fred.doc)
3. Copy this name
4. Now find the icon and right click and select Properties
5. Find the target and paste you target over that

You may have minimized/closed your file in a way that it has been minimized so try to look around you taskbar for the excel and right click select restore.

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A:Cannot Open Microsoft Office Files; Word Docs Appear as Symbols

Update--I'm starting to think that one of my antiviruses cleaned out the virus because nothing is showing up, but my documents are still corrupted.  I deleted my normal.dotm file, and also scanned my C Drive for errors so I could revert to my backup from November 18, but everything is still corrupted.  I would like to know if 1) I got the virus, or if it is still lying dormant in my system somewhere; 2) if my computer is safe to use; and 3) if there is any way to get my documents back!
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While I do not have an answer for you why you cannot open directly, think on the bright side: You have to drag it out someplace first, then you can SCAN IT WITH ANTIVRUS, and finally open it. Safer this way!

Office files MAY contain malware behind any sheet, document and within macros.
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Can you give more information to help diagnose the problem?

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A:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
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looks like you registry program may have deleted the links to some of your programs
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Darrenbilly said:

I'm damned certain this is possible, but beyond my abilities.Click to expand...

You are correct, it is possible.

What you need to do is learn the Visual Basic for Applications coding in Excel. Then you can add code that runs every time the sheet calculates (basically when something changes on the page). The code can check the status of a cell and change the status of another cell (or object in your case) based on criteria you have coded.

I'm not a programmer but playing with Excel Macros (VBA coding) and manipulating excel cells is a long time hobby of mine.

The easiest way to learn is to record Macro's and then study the code. It is easier learning the code if know first hand what it does. After you are familiar with how the code works, you will be surprised at how easy it is to code your own macros. Once you have the macro working for you, it is easy to move the code and have it run every time the sheet loads, calculates, closes, or several other possibilities.
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Quote: Originally Posted by moshezhang

When I open excel, and go to the file tab, it hangs, and says it is trying to contact server1......which likely is my head office server, and I can't access that server...It also tries to access the server when I want to insert a do I stop these programs from trying to access the server. I am in another country and will be for quite a while this is a large Pain....
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HiI downloaded the MS Windows Install Cleanup utility from the support MS site and ran it.;en-us;2903011. Run the MS Windows Install Cleanup utility2. Select the non MS Office 2003 versions and hit remove. This will generate some kind of error message and crash the utility interface, but no harm; once you restart the util the entry for the selected item is gone.3. Repeat until all non MS Office 2003 office versions are gone (I had to do four, two for each older version).4. Reboot and voila! No more annoyance! Hope this helps everyone! or try thisIf, when using a MS Office application, you have the message "Preparing to install ....", just create an empty folder named "XLStart" in the following position: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11".Now restart your excel application and it should work ...Source: this helps TKP
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Microsoft has officially confirmed attacks targeting a Critical 0-day vulnerability affecting various releases of Office Excel. According to the Redmond company the vulnerability is actively being exploited in the wild, and a patch is in the works, although no security update is available as of yet to resolve the flaw. The Microsoft Excel Invalid Object vulnerability is rated as Critical because it can allow an attacker to perform Remote Code Execution on an affected system in the eventuality of a successful attack. Attacks against the security flaw generated by a Boundary Condition Error have initially been reported by security company Symantec.

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I've got two different spreadsheets in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 that rely quite heavily on graphs. Now, the issue I'm having isn't stopping the practical functions of the spreadsheet, but it is aesthetically frustrating.

Each time I access either spreadsheet, some of my graphs data labels reset their formatting and styles. Approximately 75% of the data labels remain as they were originally formatted, but approximately 25% of them reformat themselves each time. I correct it by formatting them the way I'd prefer, and I re-save, but the next time I open the spreadsheet they've gone back to their default state.

Now, this is only the formatting, not the content of the data label, but it is still frustrating.

Can anyone please give some advise as to how I can fix this?

A:Graph Data Labels Resetting In Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Is anyone able to help me with this, please? It's such a frustrating issue.
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A:Microsoft Confirms Attacks Targeting Critical 0-Day Office Excel Vulnerability

so...... uninstall excel


thanks for the heads up Airbot
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I get the following message when I open Excel Word and Powerpoint Microsoft and Powerpoint Word Office opening Issues Excel, 2007 - Publisher works but dare I try any others Excel Failed to start correctly last time Starting Excel in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program Some functionality may be disabled in this mode Do you Issues opening Excel, Word and Powerpoint - Microsoft Office 2007 want to start Excel in safe mode If I click yes or no it doesn t do anything on occasion Ill get a message prompting to diagnose and repair a couple of minutes later it says i s successful but back to square one I have just installed SP in hopes there s some sort of fix to no avail I have tried a repair via the installation disc I am hoping I don t have to uninstall reinstall because I don t know if the licenses are limited If anyone could shed some light on how to fix it I would greatly appreciate it OS Windows XP with SP Model Compaq Presario V Office Microsoft Office Home And Student Specs Pentium M Ghz CPU MB RAM nbsp Issues opening Excel, Word and Powerpoint - Microsoft Office 2007

A:Issues opening Excel, Word and Powerpoint - Microsoft Office 2007

A reinstall of Office 2007 will be the quickest fix.
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Hi All,

on this occasion Google has not provided me with the answers i am looking for.

I have got an excel macro that i have sent out to a number of people, for those who use excel it is fine but i am needing it to work in open office or similar open source free program for the few that dont have access to MS Office.

I know that the coding is different and after the research i have done it seems that there are extentions or converters that make the VBA code work in Open office.

Does anybody know how i can get this to work? I can not find the extentions but am told they exist.

Any help would be really great


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Google is a wonderfull search tool, have you tried it?
I found the link below that opens a pdf file with the nice sounding name: "Porting Excel/VBA to Calc/StarBasic"

I think this is what you need.

...but there is more

Happy coding

BTW this is what the Open Office site claims:

VBA Support can run many VBA macros unmodified due to its built-in; limited VBA support.
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Not sure what's going on with my pc, but when I do the following, the programs just freeze. And when I try to close them, it says "Not Responding."

MS Word & Excel:
It freezes if I try to open an existing file
If I create a new file, and click File + Print or File + Print Preview, it freezes

Open Office Writer:
It freezes any time I try to print

I sure hope I don't have some kind of virus.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3710 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72535 MB, Free - 16017 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WG261
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled