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Excel 2007 Style Corruption

Posted on 2012-04-11
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Our Accounting department constantly calls the help desk complaining that their Excel Spreadsheets have lost all of their format.

When we open the Excel file, it shows a message that says the styles were corrupt and have been removed:

Removed records: Style from /xl/styles.xml part (Styles)
Removed Records: Format from /xl/styles.xml part (Styles)

This seems to happen quite a bit and is extremely annoying...

Any ideas?
Brian
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by:mikeopolo
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Not sure if this will work, but worth checking out:

If you open the list of custom formats, you may see one that looks like:
"[$-409]d-mmm-yyyy h:mm AM/PM;@"

If you delete it then all the affected cells should revert to general format.

I've seen this reported on other forums without yet seeing a reason or 'proper' fix.

Regards
Mike
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ScriptAddict earned 500 total points
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This article details the problem, and the solution.  Best of luck

http://sergeig888.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/msft-released-hot-fix-for-excel-2007-custom-styles-duplication/

-SA
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