Microsoft KB Archive/168788
Article ID: 168788
Article Last Modified on 10/19/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q168788
When you apply a fill color to a range of cells on a Microsoft Excel 97 worksheet, and then save the worksheet in the "WK3,FM3" file format, the fill color of the range may be changed to black when you reopen the file in Microsoft Excel 97. Also, when you open the file in Lotus 1-2-3, no fill color is present on the range of cells to which you previously applied a fill color in Microsoft Excel 97.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
The following colors may be changed to black if you apply them to a range of cells, and then save your file in the "WK3,FM3" file format:
For more information about shading cells, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
shading in cells
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Shade cells with solid colors" topic.
Additional query words: XL97
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