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    Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Hi ! Just installed XP on my laptop and loaded my Excel '97. The system slowed to a crawl and I was forced to remove it ...did that twice with same result. Does that mean I have to upgrade to most current Excel edition ?
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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    What is the "XP" in your post? Do you mean Office XP, or Windows XP (or both)?

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    I have Win XP Pro with Excel 97, 2000, XP and 2003 installed. All work fine.

    Have you checked in the Task manager (control-alt-del) which process is keeping the system so busy?
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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Hans ! Sorry...XP Pro edition.
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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Yes, but XP Pro what? Office XP Pro or Windows XP Pro?

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    windows Xp Pro

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Thanks, that's what I wanted to know.

    1. Make sure that journaling hasn't been enabled for Excel. You have to check this in Outlook (even if you don't use Outlook for other things):
    - Start Outlook
    - Select Tools | Options, then Journal or Journal Options (I don't know if it is a separate tab, or a command button in Outlook 97)
    - Make sure that all check boxes for journaling are clear.
    - Click OK.

    2. If you have Norton Anti Virus (NAV), disable the Office Plugin. This is a setting in the NAV console, exact location depends on the version. Disabling the Office Plugin doesn't compromise security.

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Just curious -- but why would Outlook Journal settings affect the loading of Excel?

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Journaling affects (or rather can affect) ALL Office applications, Outlook is just the place where you enable/disable it. If you open the settings dialog, you will see that you can turn Journaling on/off for Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel in addition to Outlook items.
    If Journaling is on, each action will be logged. This slows down the application horribly.

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    oh -- interesting. i never knew Outlook had that capability. it seems weird that Outlook allows you to record all actions for anything done in another Office application -- and perhaps this is a potential security risk? say, you set someone's computer to journal/record all their actions in Word and go back later to look at the log. that's not good! <img src=/S/bagged.gif border=0 alt=bagged width=22 height=22>

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    I hadn't looked at it as a security risk - someone able to turn on journaling on somebody else's computer can probably do worse things - but mostly as an annoyance.

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Thanks for all your input. Let me recap the programs I have and go from there. I have a new laptop running with XP Pro. The only "Outlook" program that I have on that unit is Microsoft "Outlook. Express", which doesnt have a "journal" configuration...well not that I can find. On my desk top I run Windows 2000 Professional, I run "Outlook" on it and yes ! as per your instructions I see the "journal" options (all unchecked). So I think i'm back to square one ...... I hope this is clear.
    Thansk again for your patience...i'm no computer expert as you can see !!
    Larry

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    Re: Excel '97 & XP (XP & Excel '97 )

    Perhaps you could try going to <!post=StarPost 290455,290455>StarPost 290455<!/post> and seeing whether any of the steps there may clear up your problem. HTH
    Gre

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