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Microsoft KB Archive/107977

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XL5: Unexpected Settings/Values If 4.0 Workbook Opened in 5.0

Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
Article ID: Q107977

5.00 5.00c 7.00 | 5.00 5.00a

WINDOWS         | MACINTOSH

kbusage kbtlc

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 5.0, 5.0c
  • Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.0a
  • Microsoft Excel for Windows 95, version 7.0

SUMMARY

In Microsoft Excel, all sheets in a workbook share the following calculation settings:

  • 1904 Date System
  • Precision as Displayed
  • Save External Link Values

In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, these options were set individually for each sheet.

Because of this difference, when you open a Microsoft Excel 4.0 workbook in Microsoft Excel version 5.0 or later, you may find that some of your sheets are using the incorrect 1904 Date System, Precision as Displayed, or Save External Link Values settings.

MORE INFORMATION

When you open a Microsoft Excel version 4.0 workbook in either Microsoft Excel version 5.0 or 7.0, the 1904 Date System, Precision as Displayed, and Save External Link Values settings for the last sheet in the workbook are applied to all of the sheets in the workbook. For example, if you have a Microsoft Excel 4.0 Workbook that contains the following sheets and settings

   Sheet    1904 Date  Precision as  Save External
   name     System     Displayed     Link Values
   -----------------------------------------------

   Sheet1   no         yes           yes
   Sheet2   yes        no            no
   Sheet3   no         no            yes

and you open the workbook in either Microsoft Excel version 5.0 or 7.0, the sheets will all use the settings specified the last sheet (Sheet3 in this example). If Sheet2 is the last sheet in the workbook, its settings will be used by all of the other sheets.


KBCategory: kbusage kbtlc

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Additional reference words: 5.00 5.00a 5.00c 7.00
Keywords : kbtlc kbusage
Version : 5.00 5.00c 7.00 | 5.00 5.00a
Platform : MACINTOSH WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: March 27, 1997
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