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You mention that file is Excel 97. Please let me know which Excel program version you are using?
It can be 2003, 2007, 2010 or maybe some earlier version
Or maybe your file is created with newer version for example 2003 and you are still using Excel 97?
Please let me know and I will try to help
I am using Microsoft's Excel 97 only. I've never used any other version.
Ok. Are you able to save the file like Excel 97 with different name
then to move the original file to another folder (other then desktop)
and rename the 97 file to have the same name like original
I don't know how to do that
Are you still there?
Ok. We can do at the same time. Please open your document, change it a little bit and try to save it
then let me know what happens
I get the message described in my question. If I click on yes, the file is assigned a number and I can't open it.
Ok. Click Cancel
then open File -> Save As, enter some different name for the file and save it
the only click option is yes or no
i don't want to change the name. it's specific to the spreadsheet
Ok. Click No, then close the file
Ok. Change the name for now, we will revert to the original later
open your file again, then click File -> Save As and save it under other name. In Save As dialog box
let me know what is chosen under File Type
I changed the name
i don't know what you mean by file type
Ok. Try to open that file now
then change it and try to save
I'm not going any further. You're not much help and I'm done
this cannot be solved easy
After you save file
it should not ask you anything
and we can make your changed file to be original
You need to have patience if you wish this resolved