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

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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?

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John
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John,

In Xl2007 you may continue to get this message even after In Excel 2007 you have corrected for bad references and names
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931389

You might find Mappit! useful to indentify where the formula errors (and links) are
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/A_2613-Mappit-a-free-Excel-model-auditing-addin.html?aid=2613&titleurl=Mappit-a-free-Excel-model-auditing-addin
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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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If you have charts, check those.
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Thanks. Sorry for the delay.

- John
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