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Can't read Excel 2003 files in Excel 2007

by magwheels1984 / August 28, 2009 12:31 PM PDT

Office 2007 Professional Plus

I just upgraded to Office 2007 and I can't view certain files sent to me because the person who sent it has 2003. Is there any way I can view those files.

it says "The file you are trying to open, _____.xls is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?

I click "yes"

A dialogue box pops up "Problems during load" and the message box says "cell data too large"

I click "OK" and a bunch of script or formulas are shown, but not the actual text I need to see.

Can anyone help me? TIA

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Do the test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2009 11:14 PM PDT

Go back to that person and have them show you the file opening that you mailed back to them. So far this has been failing and has not been any issue with Excel 2007.

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free software available
by wil_peter / August 30, 2009 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Do the test.
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