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Corrupt Excel 2010 file

Posted on 2012-03-28
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I have a user that has an excel file that was created in Excel 2003. She put a password on it so others could view but not update the file.

I just upgraded her to Office 2003 standard. Now when she tries to open the file, she gets a message that the file is corrupt and cannot be opened. Others can open the file in protected view using Excel 2010. I also saved it to my desktop and sent to her and she gets the same error. Not sure how to attack this.....thanks
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by:twohawks
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Are you sure the file was not converted to a 2010 format - which is incompatible with versions prior to 2007?
".xlsx" or ".xlsm" uses the newer xml encoding.
If its like that, then open it in 2010, save as excel 97-2003 workbook.

You have likely already checked this, however, I think its the first thing ;^)
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It was originally saved as a 2003 doc. I got around it the old fashion way. I copied and pasted the data into a new 2010 spreadsheet then saved it as a 2010 doc and added the protected view.....thanks
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figured it out
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