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Error: File Format Not Valid in Excel 97

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by bperiod, Jan 9, 2004.

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  1. bperiod

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    Excel file previously able to open, now getting error "file format not valid" Cannot open with office 97 nor Xp. Any programs to recover if corrupted? Or any suggestions? Thank you.
     
  2. XL Guru

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    Have you tried Detect & Repair (Help menu)?

    If you know the sheet names, you can pull data (NOT formulas or formatting) from a closed wb with formulas, eg:

    ='C:\[statement.xls]Sheet1'!$A$1

    HTH,
    Andy
     
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