Saving: Saving Excel 2000 worbook as Excel 97 problem

  • I am trying to save an Excel 2000 workbook as a 'Microsoft Excel 97-2000 & 5.0/95 workbook'. I have unprotected the workbook and removed the passwords first. I am also saving it to a different filename.


    It gives me a message saying it cannot save as this name, but it is saving it to a temporary file which I must rename. I do this but then when I open the renamed file and try to save it (as a 97 file) I get the same message, and a new temp. file is created!


    I have found nothing in the KB or google or here relating to this.

  • Hi,


    Are you using some "illegal" file name in your Save As? Is something set to ReadOnly? Is the directory you are trying to write to protected or access restricted?


    All I can think of at the moment.


    .....Ralph

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