Microsoft KB Archive/171239
Article ID: 171239
Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q171239
Microsoft Excel 97 stops calculating formulas in a workbook even though you are using automatic calculation. Microsoft Excel 97 fails to resume calculating formulas after a few seconds of inactivity.
This problem may occur when you perform one of the following actions while Microsoft Excel is recalculating formulas:
- You select a cell or a range of cells. -or-
- You switch to a different worksheet. -or-
- You switch to a different workbook. -or-
- You click a menu item. -or-
- You click a toolbar button. -or-
- You move or resize a window. -or-
- You start the Microsoft Office Assistant.
To correct this problem, install Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1).
To work around this problem, press F9 and resume calculation.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Excel 97. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1.
For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172475 ff: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1
For more information about calculating workbooks, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "About calculation in workbooks" topic.
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