Microsoft KB Archive/173613
Article ID: 173613
Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q173613
When you insert an object into a Microsoft Excel workbook that is open in a Web browser, you may be unable to access the Office Assistant, either by pressing the F1 key or by clicking Microsoft Excel Help on the Help menu. As a result, you may be unable to access Help in Microsoft Excel 97.
This problem may occur if all of the following conditions are true:
- You are using Netscape Navigator 3.0, and you have the NCompass ScriptActive plug-in installed. -and-
- You are viewing an embedded Microsoft Excel workbook using Netscape Navigator 3.0. -and-
- You inserted an object, such as a hyperlink, a map, or another document, into the workbook.
If this problem occurs, it is possible to redisplay the Office Assistant by activating another program that also uses the Office Assistant:
Microsoft Word 97
Microsoft Access 97
Microsoft PowerPoint 97
Microsoft Outlook 97
If you activate another program that uses the Office Assistant and then switch back to Netscape Navigator 3.0, the Office Assistant will be available for use in the Microsoft Excel workbook.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem does not occur when using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.x.
The NCompass ScriptActive plug-in for Netscape Navigator 3.0 enables you to view Microsoft Excel workbooks (and other types of documents) directly within Netscape Navigator.
Netscape Navigator is manufactured by Netscape Communications Corp., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
NCompass ScriptActive is manufactured by NCompass Labs Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
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