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Illegal Operation Message

Posted by Alicia Ambroso on June 19, 2001 8:36 AM


I have looked all over, and can't find any information about the following illegal operation:


What is does is that Excel shuts down when editing a cell.

Any ideas?



Posted by Damon Ostrander on June 19, 2001 1:41 PM

Hi Alicia,

This doesn't mean that you have performed an illegal operation, but that Excel has. Often this is caused by an internal problem in Excel, such as the executable binary being corrupted. It can also occur when you try to do something in Excel that the designers never in their wildest imaginations ever guessed that anyone would do, and so didn't provide code to handle it. Chances are that if you are just editing a cell, it is the former, and you may have to re-load Excel.