SharePoint / Excel 2010 compatibility issue?

Hi Experts,

I have an issue...

I've built a rather complicated Excel workbook that I need my users to be able to access via a SharePoint site.

The site is in SharePoint 2003
The workbook is in Excel 2010 - it's fully functional outside of SharePoint - no error messages

The issue is that when anyone tries to access the file from the SharePoint they get the error that I've attached a screen shot of.

I've saved the file as a 2003 version and on at least 1 machine this appears to work correctly, leading me to think that SP2003 doesn't play nicely with Excel 2010.

Does anyone have experience on this?
Any ideas what to do?
Do I need to post the file to SharePoint in a certain way?
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martywalConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Hi, sorry not to have responded sooner.
I ended up getting around this by posting the file to an intranet site which by-passed the SharePoint compatibility issue. I'm expecting an upgrade to SharePoint 2010 this week and will update once this happens (if the compatibility issue disappears).

I'm working in older versions of SP and excel so I can only offer untested comments.
If it wasn't for your mention of a successful 2003 version I would convinced that it relates to users' permissions on SP. It's still worth a shot, can you or an SP Administrator check the site's access rules?
Since the file path of the location includes "templates" read only access may be the norm. I'm sorry I can't do any testing for the correct way to save the file.

Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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