Loss of excel spreadsheet functionality

Hi All, I have an xlsm file saved from versions of Excel 2007 and 2013 that I need to save in Excel 2003 format for some users. When I select the 'Save As' option a select the 2003 format I get error messages about the the loss of functionality (see attached word file).

The errors indicate:
1. Data outside row and column limit for 2003 - checked and it is not true
2. Data validation rules that refer to values on other worksheets - checked and not true
3. Formulas linked to other worksheets that are closed (the link is said to be in Defined Names) - check and I have not links to other workbooks either in formulae or in defined names.

Can any one advise how to fix these problems please.The-following-features-in-this-workbook-
LVL 1
BunchilAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
They are more warnings than errors. Have you checked the 2003 version of the file to see if it is OK?
0
BunchilAuthor Commented:
Hi Wayne, Yes and the file works perfectly in Excel 2003.
0
Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Then there's no problem. The compatibility checking looks for things that might cause an issue and in my experience will give warnings with all but the simplest of workbooks.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Healthcare IT Tech

This course will help prep you to earn the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification showing that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in installing, managing, and troubleshooting IT systems in medical and clinical settings.

Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
BTW, instead of having to manage 2 file formats, use the one (XL2013) and have the other users install the Compatibility Pack.
0
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
You can try opening the new xls file in 2013 and resave it as an xlsm to eliminate the warnings. Keep the original xlsm file intact just in case you need to revert to it.
0
BunchilAuthor Commented:
Thank you Wayne, I have been doing as you suggested but was concerned that there might be issues I wasn't aware of.
Regards
Bunchil
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.