Fixing or suppressing "A formula in this worksheet contains one or more invalid references" alert

Posted on 2010-08-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I keep getting this alert whenever I open a series of workbooks even though a Contol-G search for formulas with errors always fails to find any. What is causing this, and how do I either fix it or suppress it, in order to keep my users from getting annoyed?

Question by:gabrielPennyback
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In Xl2007 you may continue to get this message even after In Excel 2007 you have corrected for bad references and names

You might find Mappit! useful to indentify where the formula errors (and links) are
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Hello John,

if you can't find any #Ref! errors in the formulas of the cells, also check range names, data validation and conditional formats! Sometimes there's something hidden there.

cheers, teylyn

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Great suggestions, I'll try them out tomorrow morning, thanks.

- John
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by:Rory Archibald
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If you have charts, check those.
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by:Jerry Paladino
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Thanks. Sorry for the delay.

- John

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