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Excel calculation tab under tools options does not stay on automatic.

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I have a user in my office that asks the following question.

"My laptop was recently re-imaged. Excel is now configured to manualy calculate formulas.  I changed the option under tools/options "calculation tab" to automatic, but the changed setting does not stay for future files.  I tried saving files with the new option and also not saving the file with the new option.  No matter what I do, every time I start a new Excel file it starts up configured to calculate manually. Please advise."


Is there a registry change I could use to force the setting to stay on automatic.


Thanks for your help in advance,

Mutec1
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Hi mutec1,
Try finding and renaming your toolbar settings file *.xlb to *.old (the * being replaced with your Windows log-in name). This file is normally found in your C:\Documents and Settings\your name\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel directory. Excel will create a new one the next time it launches. For more information on Excel troubleshooting, see:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/StartupErrors.htm
http://j-walk.com/ss/excel/usertips/tip076.htm

Cheers!

Brad
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by:tomar31
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try apply service pack1
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by:RDAdams
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When using an image via ghost or similar be sure to make the setting in Office on the master prior to running sysprep.
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by:WillHudson
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Hmm... tried changing it on my PC, and it wants to save changes to the work book - but on mine it was already on default of automatic...

Whats happens if you or someone else logs into the laptop? Same thing?
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by:mutec1
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The user is out of the office I'm trying to see when he will be back in.

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by:WilfredoPerez
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all you have to do is go under view, and restore the defaults, amke sure you have administrator privs to the machine
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by:mikeopolo
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I'd suggest opening the Excel program on the users laptop, change the calculation setting to automatic, then save the workbook as "book1.xlt" (ie as a template) in the microsoft office\office\xlstart folder. This template will be opened automatically each time Excel is started.

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Mike
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