Excel 2008 crashes on saving...

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  1. 6mt15 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Is anyone else getting this problem? When I hit Command+S in a worksheet, Excel unexpectedly quits. Very frustrating as backing up is kind of a problem:mad:.
  2. joefinan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK
    Isn't that just what Microsoft software does?

    (Sorry, couldn't resist)
  3. seh2000 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006
    At the moment in Venezuela
    I have same issue each time I do a save but in .XLS format for Excel 97 to 2004, not when I save in the .XLSX format for Excel MAC 2008 and Excel 2007 for Windows.

    Love to hear suggestions...

  4. johnpublic macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Any Fix Available?

    Am having same problem - system quits and requires relogging in when saving file (Office for Mac 2004).

    Has anyone found a fix?
  5. davede macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011

    did you every get this issue solved?

    Having the same problem.

    The issue for me is with pie graphs.

    If i insert any pie graph into the workbook then save excel will crash completely.

    Using excel 2007/2010
  6. sfphoto macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Had the same, I believe I had to update the CPU firmware but you might try these things-

    Repair Permissions and check for damaged Prefs:

    1. open Word Preferences>Save
    2. Turn OFF “Save preview picture with new documents”

    1. Launch word
    2. Go to Word>Preferences
    3. Click on "General"
    4. uncheck "WYSIWYG font and style menus"
    5. uncheck "Show Project Gallery At Startup"
    6. Quit word

    Changes in Word affect all office programs and will now boot faster and should run smoothly.
  7. davede macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011
    Thank you very much for the suggestion.

    Hadn't heard that one before.

    I'll add it to my list of possibilities (getting to about 20 or so now lol).

    I gave up on trying to resolve the issue and am now rebuilding the workbook.

    I'll post back to let you know if the issue re-appears.

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