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Microsoft KB Archive/168788

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Article ID: 168788

Article Last Modified on 10/19/2000



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q168788


SYMPTOMS

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.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

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:

Olive Green
Dark Green
Dark Teal
Gray-80%
Gray-50%
Gray-40%
Gray-25%
Rose
Tan
Light Yellow
Light Green
Light Turquoise
Pale Blue
Lavender
White


REFERENCES

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

Keywords: kbbug KB168788