Why does Excel ask to save when no changes were made?


M

Mike

This does not pertain to a new document. I open an existing document just to
look at it, and when I go to close it, Excel asks if I want to save the
document. No changes were made, so it shouldn't have to be saved. It's
annoying.
 
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Mike H

Mike

One explanation could be that there is a time formula in a cell that has
updated on openeing so the worksheet will have changed.
--
Mike

When competing hypotheses are equal, adopt the hypothesis that introduces
the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the question.
Occam''''s razor (Abbrev)
 
T

T. Valko

One cause could be the use of volatile functions in formulas such as:

CELL
INDIRECT
INFO
NOW
OFFSET
OFFSET
RAND
RANDBETWEEN
TODAY

And in certain very rare applications:

INDEX
 
J

Jim Thomlinson

To be exact if your workbook contains any volatile function (even if the
value calculated does not change) the workbook will be deemed as changed and
a save will be required...

Volatile functions include
Rand, Now, Today, Cell, Offset, Info and Indirect. UDF's can also be
volatile...
 
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HpyTrvlr69

Mike...
Sometimes Excel will ask you to save if you change the position of the
cursor within the file as well. Hope all these help

HpY
 

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