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    Magic Charts

    Anyone ever experience the following:

    I was working at a client with 2 workbooks A and B open. B has links to A. The client is running Excel 2000 SR-1 on Win 98.

    All of a sudden, chart sheets start appearing in pretty rapid succession to the left of the current sheet. These appear in A mostly (I think there were some in B also). I think the charts were area charts but I didn't pay that much attention to the type. I started deleting the sheets as fast as I could.

    The timing appeared to be random.

    Soon, we started getting the "Save As" dialog appearing. Even if I clicked cancel, it would just reappear immediately a few more times until disappearing on Cancel.

    Needless to say, we weren't Saving anything and not doing anything with charts. There's not a single chart in A or B.

    When I was at the client the previous time, this did not happen. What changed between then and now was that I added a few subroutines in A - NOTHING to do with charts or save.

    On my machine, nothing like this happened (Excel 97 SR2 and Win 98).

    We scanned for viruses (McAfee) - nothing. We then restarted the machine and the crazy behaviour stopped while I was there. Only problem is, not knowing what started it, I don't know if it would repeat. This client is not that great as far as using Excel or Windows.

    Thks.

    Fred

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    Re: Magic Charts

    I recall experiencing the same sort of problem while working with a call-tracking database I was modifying.

    I just visited the Microsoft Knowledge base here. There is alot of information on Excel 2000.

    I believe I wrote it off as a flaw of Excel, and promptly began backing up my files. Unless there is some erroneous code in the workbook itself, or a virus on the machine, only a microsoft error could cause this. Microsoft Error you say? Microsoft NEVER has errors... [img]/w3timages/icons/devil.gif[/img]

    The link above will take you to the string I found, there are 56 hits for "Chart" and "Save-As"

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Magic Charts

    Thanks for the quick reply. OK - we'll chalk it up to another rare Microsoft bug.[img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img] It sounds like you were also in Excel 2000 - is this the case?

    I tried twice to follow the link you sent but it came back as page not available. Is there something wrong with the link? I did get the whole link, ending with "LPR=" (w/o the quotes). Maybe another MS bug? Can you send the result page as an attachment to my email addr?

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    Re: Magic Charts

    Yes, it was Excel 2000.

    As for the link, it's the Microsoft Knowledge Base... www.microsoft.com Or you can enter it here. Simply select Excel 2000 from the drop-down list, and type "Chart Save As"
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