Excel 2007 xlsx files open as Read-Only in Excel 2003 after Compat


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Guest

It appears that all spreadsheets created in Excel 2007 that are saved in the
new XML format (xlsx) are opened as Read-Only files when opened on a machine
running an older version of Excel (Excel 2003) after the Office 2007
Compatibility Update has been applied to that machine. Is this a known issue?
 
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Nick Hodge

Tim

It depends what the file contains from XL2007. Some will as 2007 is trying
to stop users from changing things which will not round trip to 2007 when
re-opened there. e.g some conditional formatting, pivot tables, etc

Shouldn't be that way with all but still the best way to share workbooks is
to save in 2007 as 97-2003

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