Mac Excel to Windows Excel Error

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  1. ciavyn macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    When I send my .xls files from my Mac (Office 2008) to my boss's Windows machine (Office 2003), he gets an error message when he attempts to open the excel spreadsheet: Excel has encountered an error and must shut down. I've sent files to other computers and not had a problem, and my boss has received other excel files and been able to open them. So it must be something between these two machines/softwares that is affecting it. Any suggestions or ideas? I can add any additional info you need.

    Mac is running on Snow Leopard. Windows is running on (wait for it...) Vista.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    What do you mean by "other computers"?
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Does the offending Windows machine make .xls files or some other suffix? I think there's a newer standard for Word and Excel files that could be at the root of the problem. It's .dox for Word, I think. Anyway, if that's the case, a setting needs to be changed to read the .xls file.

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