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Getting msg: File conversion in progress ...

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I'm using MSO Professional 2003 / Excel 2003 SP3. Every time I open Excel,

either by double-clicking an existing spreadsheet or by accessing Excel

directly (to create a new spreadsheet), a small window opens displaying the

message: 'File conversion in progress ...'. I don't know where to begin

searching for this problem.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike

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    • I don't recall ever seeing a message like this.

      If you open excel in safe mode:

      close excel

      windows start button|Run

      type

      excel /safe

      then file|Open

      do you get the same message?

      If the problem doesn't go way, then ignore this message!

      But if the problem goes away, are you ready to do some detective work to find

      out the culprit?

      Chip Pearson has some notes on how to diagnose startup errors:

      http://www.cpearson.com/excel/StartupErrors.htm

      And Jan Karel Pieterse has more notes:

      http://www.jkp-ads.com/Articles/StartupProblems.asp

      Essentially, you'll turn off all the addins/startup workbooks and then open

      excel. And then turn on each addin (closing and reopening) one at a time to

      find the culprit.

      Mike M. wrote:

      > I'm using MSO Professional 2003 / Excel 2003 SP3. Every time I open Excel,

      > either by double-clicking an existing spreadsheet or by accessing Excel

      > directly (to create a new spreadsheet), a small window opens displaying the

      > message: 'File conversion in progress ...'. I don't know where to begin

      > searching for this problem.

      > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      > Thanks,

      > Mike

      --

      Dave Peterson

      #1; Thu, 22 May 2008 05:54:00 GMT
    • ps. What is the extension for the file that you're opening?

      If it's .xls, are you sure you saved as a normal workbook?

      Mike M. wrote:

      > I'm using MSO Professional 2003 / Excel 2003 SP3. Every time I open Excel,

      > either by double-clicking an existing spreadsheet or by accessing Excel

      > directly (to create a new spreadsheet), a small window opens displaying the

      > message: 'File conversion in progress ...'. I don't know where to begin

      > searching for this problem.

      > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      > Thanks,

      > Mike

      --

      Dave Peterson

      #2; Thu, 22 May 2008 05:55:00 GMT