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Microsoft Excel: saving files
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Oct 31, 1999, 08:00 PM

I believe this is Mac OS 9-related as it only happened when I upgraded to Mac OS 9.

I can't save MS files. The 'Save As' command works fine, but the regular 'save' command (which I assume "updates the file" doesn't work). It gives me a hard freeze.

I tried the MS Combined Updater (and running the 'First Run,' but neither help.

Suggestions and or hints welcome.
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Nov 1, 1999, 07:52 AM
I've had the same problem, you can usually get around it by pressing the escape key, it doesn't fix anything though it just means you don't freeze the screen. There are a few other problems as well, have you tried to enter a formula, sometimes you can't just click the cells you want to include into the formula, you need to type in the cell reference by hand.
If I quit and start up again I usually can save a few times before it doesn't work.
Tried reinstalling everything but still no go.

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Nov 1, 1999, 08:53 AM
Yeah, I do notice other oddities, including

autosum function doesn't work
copy/paste is quirky -- paste function doesn't allow you select single cells.


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Nov 1, 1999, 12:36 PM
Turning off VM cured the save files problem and the other oddities.

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Nov 2, 1999, 07:31 AM
For what its worth,
Regarding Mac OS 9 and saving Excel files: I have used both methods to save Excel files, Save As and Save, with no problems.

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