Microsoft KB Archive/169812
Article ID: 169812
Article Last Modified on 10/21/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q169812
If you create a text file that contains at least two Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags and you open that file in Microsoft Excel, the entire text file may appear in a single merged cell (A1). Also, depending on the quantity and type of HTML tags in the text file, Microsoft Excel may unexpectedly quit. When this behavior occurs, the following error messages appear.
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows NT
NOTE: This problem may also occur if the only tag that is in the text document is the <HTML> </HTML> tag.
This problem may occur if the text file contains a large number of HTML tags but no table tags. For example, the file does not contain the following table tags:
These tags force Microsoft Excel to parse the data into separate rows and/or columns.
To resolve this problem, do the following:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
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