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Microsoft KB Archive/248170

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XL2000: Incorrect Recommended Format Displayed When You Save Your Workbook

Article ID: 248170

Article Last Modified on 11/5/2003


  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248170


When you click Save As on the File menu to save your workbook in a different file format, you receive a message similar to the following

You've changed the format for this file

If you are going to give other people access to the file, your administrator recommends that you save it as file format.

where file format is the current format of the file. However, file format is not the default file format specified by your system administrator. If you click Use recommended format, Excel saves your workbook in the file format named in the message, rather than the default file format.


This problem occurs when all of the following conditions are true:

  • Your system administrator has established a system policy that sets the Save Excel files as setting on the Transition tab of the Options dialog box to a file format other than Microsoft Excel Workbook.


  • You are saving a workbook that has already been saved in a non-default file format.


  • You save your workbook in the Microsoft Excel Workbook file format.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: XL2000

Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB248170