Microsoft KB Archive/168564
Article ID: 168564
Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q168564
In Microsoft Excel 97, the following problems may occur:
- When you delete a worksheet, you receive the following error message:
If you click Details, you receive an error message similar to any of the following:When you click Close, Microsoft Excel 97 quits.
- If you click the Tools menu, point to Auditing, and click Remove All Arrows, you receive an error message in the previous symptom.
- If you click an auditing arrow, you may receive the Illegal Operation error message described in this article.
If you click Details, you receive the following error message:
- When you save a workbook, you receive the following error message: Note that you receive this message even if you are saving the workbook in the Microsoft Excel Workbook format.
These problems occur when the following conditions are true:
- You copy a worksheet that contains auditing arrows in the same workbook or move this worksheet to another workbook. -and-
- You attempt to delete the new worksheet, to remove auditing arrows from the new worksheet, to select an auditing arrow, or to save the workbook that contains the worksheet.
Auditing arrows in Microsoft Excel 97 are not designed to be copied. As a result, if you copy a worksheet that contains auditing arrows, the arrows on the new worksheet may become unstable. This may cause problems if you attempt to delete the new worksheet, save the workbook, select an auditing arrow, or remove the auditing arrows from the new worksheet.
To prevent these problems from occurring, remove all auditing arrows in the worksheet before you copy it. To remove the arrows, do the following:
- Click the worksheet that contains the auditing arrows.
- On the Tools menu, point to Auditing, and then click Remove All Arrows.
After you copy the worksheet, you can make the auditing arrows available.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
In Microsoft Excel 97, you can use auditing arrows to trace dependents, precedents, and errors. To use auditing arrows, do the following:
- Select the cell you want to audit.
- On the Tools menu, point to Auditing, and then click Trace Precedents, Trace Dependents, or Trace Error, as appropriate.
If you click Show Auditing Toolbar, you can use the tools on the Auditing toolbar to audit cells.
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