Microsoft KB Archive/169055

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Article ID: 169055

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

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If you are using the Internet Assistant Wizard, and you specify an existing HTML file into which you want to insert your Microsoft Excel table, you may receive the following error message, even if the string mentioned in the message already exists in your HTML document:

The string "" is not present in the file you selected. You need to use your Web browser or a text editor to insert the string into your HTML source file. This will specify exactly where the converted data should be placed.


Because the Internet Assistant Wizard is case sensitive, you may receive the error message mentioned in the "Symptoms" section if the string in your HTML document is not capitalized exactly as it is in the error message. For example, if you have the following string in your existing HTML document


you will receive the error message.


Because the Internet Assistant Wizard is case sensitive, the string specifying the insertion point for your Microsoft Excel data should be exactly as follows:


Only the letter "T" in the word "Table" should be capitalized.


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


The Internet Assistant Wizard is not new to Microsoft Excel, but it has changed significantly since it was released as a free add-in available on the Microsoft World Wide Web site in January 1996. The Internet Assistant Wizard is now an installable component of Microsoft Office and/or Microsoft Excel and has been enhanced to take advantage of the new Internet features of Microsoft Office, Microsoft FrontPage, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With the Internet Assistant Wizard, you can leverage existing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet data to create and distribute documents that can be viewed online with a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. By clicking a series of buttons in the wizard, you can convert spreadsheet data to HTML format either as a separate Web document or into an existing Web document.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

158079 XL97: How to Use the Internet Assistant Wizard


For more information about the Internet Assistant Wizard, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Add worksheet data or a chart to a Web page" topic.

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