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Microsoft Office Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action error

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A user will click on a hyperlink in Excel to access a Microsoft Word Document and they will intermittently get the following error "Microsoft Office Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action".

We have run a repair on Microsoft 2010 Office but the problem still occurs. It is intermittent and the system is fully updated. Any assistance offered would be greatly appreciated.
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by:Jackie Man
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Doc or docx file?
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It will occur with Doc and docx files.
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Glad to know your feedback. Cheers!
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Excellent.  We've seen the same thing also.

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Hello Regsamp,

Check the steps below:
1.    Open Excel.
2.    Click on the data tab in the ribbon.
3.    Click on connections.
4.    Check if anything is listed in ‘Work book connections’ window.
If you find anything in the ‘work book connections’ window, then you have to post the question in the below mentioned forum.
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officeprog/threads

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2663513/en-us
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2007-excel/microsoft-excel-is-waiting-for-another-application/a4d30af3-2d44-4d37-a263-2de56dfc93df
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698564/en-us


Thanks
Colin Paul
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I seemed to have found the issue.
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