Solved

Problem when opening write protected Excel sheets.

Posted on 2006-06-09
4
218 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a user that has a strange problem.
Every time he opens a particular Excel document, and it is in use by another user, Excel shows the e-mail header, as if he had pressed Files/Send to.../Mail reciepient.

But if the same document is not in use by someone else when it is opened, the mail header doesn't show up.
So it shows every time the document is opened as write protected.

He tried opening other Excel documents as write protected, and all of them show up normally - without the mail header.

Does anyone know what could be the problem??
0
Comment
Question by:sotea
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
bruintje earned 500 total points
ID: 16875969
Hi sotea,
----------

the try the following

1. open the file normally under this user
2. Click on the Mail button in the standard toolbar 2 times to have the mail header appear and close
3. Save the file
4. Close Excel
5. now try again to see if that made a difference

be sure to cleanup some tempfiles on the machine or fileserver user folder

it could be that some cached/temporary version or corruption is coming into play when the user is opening the file read only [in use by another user]

----------
bruintje
share what you know, learn what you don't
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:sotea
ID: 16885560
Hi Bruintje

I'll try your solution, and get back to you with the result...
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:sotea
ID: 16932664
Hi Bruintje,

The problem solved itself, without my interaction.
But thanks for your suggestions anyway:-)
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:bruintje
ID: 16932678
great and thanks :-)
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Entering a date in Microsoft Access can be tricky. A typo can cause month and day to be shuffled, entering the day only causes an error, as does entering, say, day 31 in June. This article shows how an inputmask supported by code can help the user a…
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now