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Microsoft KB Archive/173148

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Article ID: 173148

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173148


After you save a workbook in an earlier version of Microsoft Excel, any UserForms in the file are lost.

Note that you do not receive a warning message that indicates that Microsoft Excel will fail to save the UserForms.


This problem may occur if all of the following conditions are true:

  • You add a UserForm to a Microsoft Excel 97 workbook. -and-

  • You save the file in a file format for an earlier version of Microsoft Excel.


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


A UserForm is a new feature in Microsoft Excel 97 and is not supported by earlier versions of Microsoft Excel.


For more information about saving files in an earlier file format, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text

files, saving

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Formatting and features not transferred in file conversions" topic.

Additional query words: XL97 dialog missing

Keywords: kbprb KB173148