Excel 2008's catch 22

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  1. bsheridan macrumors 6502

    bsheridan

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    I was working in excel last night, created a spreadsheet and a few graphs, then finished up and saved my work.
    All.done.on.a.mac. <--Important part.

    I opened up the excel document today and look what happens.

    facepalm.
    :D

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  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    Download neoOffice, and see if it will open your spreadsheet.
     
  3. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way that I can get a copy of that document? I'd love to be able to pass it along to the Excel team so that they can figure out what went wrong. PM me for my email address.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  4. SparkyCanada macrumors member

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    It may be that you have too many decimal points in the name.
    "All.done.on.a.mac. "

    I think the naming of the document should not contain any decimal points - because it confuses the program opening the document. Usually the decimal point is what separates the name of the document from the extension.

    SparkyCanada
     
  5. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    I don't think the OP saved the file with that name, just that his point that the entire file was created and edited with a Mac.

    My question to the OP is did you use/create any custom number formats? I know that shouldn't matter, but the error refers specifically to number formatting as the culprit.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You know, if you're not joking, we're going to have to take a screenshot of your post and caption it with FAIL, don't you? :eek:

    bsheridan, interesting find. I hope you can pass it on to Nadyne so she can have her people take a look at it. :)
     

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