Microsoft KB Archive/169763

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Article ID: 169763

Article Last Modified on 11/22/2000


  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169763


When you view a worksheet section or chart section in Microsoft Office Binder and you quit Microsoft Excel 97, you can no longer these sections. Instead, you receive the following message:

The section is currently being viewed outside the binder.
Double-click the icon above or click View Outside on the Section menu
to view the section in the program used to create it.

This problem does not occur with other kinds of sections, for example, Microsoft Word documents or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, or when you use Microsoft Office Binder for Office 7.0.


This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • In Binder for Microsoft Office 97, you click View Outside to view a Microsoft Excel worksheet section or a Microsoft Excel chart section.


  • You close the section by clicking Quit on the File menu in Microsoft Excel 97.


To work around this problem, do not click Exit on the File menu in Microsoft Excel 97 when you are viewing a worksheet section or chart section in a Binder. Instead, click "Close & Return to Binder" on the File menu. When you do this, the worksheet section or chart section appears correctly in Binder for Microsoft Office 97.

If the problem already occurred, do the following:

  1. In Microsoft Office Binder, double-click the icon for the Microsoft Excel worksheet or chart section.

The icon is located immediately above the message.

  1. In Microsoft Excel 97, click "Close & Return to <BinderName>" on the File menu, where <BinderName> is the name of your Binder file.

The worksheet section or chart section appears correctly in Microsoft Office Binder.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


In Microsoft Office Binder, you can view a section in its associated program by switching to the section and clicking View Outside on the Section menu. To return control to the binder, click "Close & Return to <BinderName>" on the File menu of the program.

If you click Exit on the File menu of the program, the program closes and returns control of the section to Microsoft Office Binder so that the section may be displayed properly in the Binder. The exception to this behavior is Microsoft Excel 97. If you quit Microsoft Excel 97 while viewing a worksheet or chart section, Microsoft Office Binder cannot automatically reload Microsoft Excel 97 into random access memory. You may not be able to view Microsoft Excel sections without first starting Microsoft Excel 97.

Additional query words: OFF97 XL97

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