Problem working with Embedded spreadsheets in Microsoft Word
Posted on 2010-11-10
This error is happening sporadically for several of my users. When they double-click on a spreadsheet that is embedded in a Word document they get this message some of the time:
"Microsoft Office Word can't start the application required to open this object. An error occurred and this feature is no longer functioning properly. Would you like to repair this feature now?" If you say yes, it goes through a long process of seemingly running a repair install of office. If you say no, you get his message:
"The program used to create this object is Excel. That program is not installed on your computer. To edit this object, you must install a program that can open the object"
You then hit ok and then you are just looking at the word document again without any ability to edit the spreadsheet.
I am working with Office 2007 and yes, Excel is definitely installed on all of these machines.
Any help I could get on this would be greatly appreciated.