windows 7 dde problem

February 2, 2011 at 06:28:10
Specs: Windows 7
When I open and close spreadsheets after doing this a few times, the spreadsheets then stop opening. I have to turn off my PC in order to get them to work again. However when I try to turn off my PC I first get the message DDE Server error. This is apparently stopping the opening of my spreadsheets.
Is there any way of getting around this DDE Server problem.

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February 2, 2011 at 20:48:41
Your spreadsheet program (excel? Openoffice?) may not be closing properly, which can cause both of your symptoms. Try task manager to shut down the program/process and see if it then opens properly. If you plan to reopen a spreadsheet or open a different one, rather than X-ing it out to close it and the opening it up again, try File>Close this will close the spreadsheet but leave the program open and ready for you to more easily open a spreadsheet (faster too) when you are ready. When you are finished, then you can 'X' it out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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