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Microsoft KB Archive/172260

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Article ID: 172260

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q172260

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Excel 97, if you click a worksheet tab while an embedded chart is active, you may receive the following error message:

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

If you click Details, you receive an error message similar to the following:

EXCEL caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff9a5d0.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • The embedded chart contains one or more drawing objects or AutoShapes.


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  • You select one of the drawing objects or AutoShapes.


-and-

  • You click the formula bar.


WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, press ESC or press ENTER before you click another sheet. This deactivates the formula bar.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION


Additional query words: XL97 ipf

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug kbchart KB172260