Office 2013

We have a client that is running a licensed copy of Microsoft Office 2013. When using Excel, he cannot save, save as, or browse on the file page. I have scanned it for malware, and also checked certificates and registry issues. We have uninstalled it and reinstalled and it still doesn't work. All the other programs in his office work fine.
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Luis MouraCommented:
Did you try updates for office?
eee1Author Commented:
All updates on his PC have been run, including the optional ones.
Luis MouraCommented:
This happen in all files, even if you create a new doc, then save?
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eee1Author Commented:
All excel files- I have no way to save the doc under any format. When he clicks save, save as, or browse- it doesn't do anything at all just sits there.

Have you tried to save the file in different format. "Eg: ****.csv".

eee1Author Commented:
*see note above- I cannot save files in any format- it does nothing
Is there is any Antivirus application is running in the system. Sometime this will block the files to save.

eee1Author Commented:
the client uses avast. It is turned off. But if it was the AV it would effect Word and PP also. Both of those run fine.. the issue is isolated to Saving docs in Excel ONLY.
Ok. Sometime we will have issue with Excel file only. Follow the below steps and try to open the file and save it again.

1) Close all Excel files currently in open state.
2) In run type "excel.exe /safe"
3) Open a excel file and try to do save or save as option.

Luis MouraCommented:
Try change the windows performance, i have a similar problem that solved for me.

Advanced system Settings
System propreties - Performance - Settings
[i]Adjust for best performance[/i].
eee1Author Commented:
I had already tried in safe mode. It made no difference.

I just now tried the performance setting and it made no difference at all.
Luis MouraCommented:
When you install, they say save and run?
eee1Author Commented:
Let me clarify something brought to my attention. I am trying to save an Excel spreadsheet. I have tried to save it under every format. It will not save.
eee1Author Commented:
Luis- are you asking me if performance setting said save and run? if so, it did not.
Luis MouraCommented:
No, other guy have a similar issue with office 2013, when install the office, have options to save or save and run.

But i really out of ideas now.
It seems like the behaviour when the Trial Use finishes and office falls back to r/o mode until activated but I've never heard of it affecting only one application; here's some things you might try -
1. uninstall the excel component only and reinstall
2. confirm that Excel believes its activated - file, help
4. make sure its not being launched from a shortcut with a /r switch
5. re-confirm the product key, file, help, change product key, re-enter product key

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