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Excel is automatically saving documents as a pdf. When I click save as the document says excel spreadsheet but when the document is saved it is a pdf. Please help.
 
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Sorry, cannot tell a great deal from your description. Is this an all the time thing, including after restarting the computer? Is it only happening right now? Did you go to File > Save As > and see what the selected File Save Format is? What Version of Excel? What Version Operating System? What Service Pack?
 

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Hi Sorry,
It is office 2010 home and business. The computer hasn't been restarted today but yes everytime a document is saved it is saved as a pdf. The save as says excel document but the file ends up being a pdf and we have to say open as > excel spreadsheet. Windows 7 service pack 1. This is the only computer in the network that is doing this.
 
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I bet that you somehow have your PDF program set as the default program to open .xls or .xlsx files. Right click one of the excel files that look like a pdf, and go to open with. Then make sure you open with Excel, and "Always open with this application" is checked.
 
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In s single session, excel will do what it was last told to do. Save as a PDF, Print to a specific printer, ext. Closing Excel and reopening it should bring life back to normal. If you Open Excel by clicking on the file you want to open (as opposed to opening Excel, and then selecting a file, odds are good you will notice if it is opened in Adobe or Word, or whatever, and not actually in Excel, so I will assume you know you are opened in Excel, since you described none of the earlier...) This link may help restore factory defaults and get excel back to normal. Disregard the Ad junk thrown in usually called Sponsored Links - those are paid per click garbage items.
 

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Well the answer was some how the always open with was checked for PDF. I should have caught that. Thanks for your help!
 
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