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Posted by Appreciate_it on January 03, 2002 7:46 AM

I apologize if this has already been addressed -
just point me to the thread. Thxs

Here's the issue :

When I create a report in Excel and print it looks
perfect. When I email it to my boss and she opens it,
all the columns are scrunched together. So she has
to spend a lot of time reformatting before forwarding it.

· Don't think it's the email process because she's
sent the file back to me & it looks good.
· I'm using a Compaq Deskpro EN - She has a Toshia
Laptop. (We're both using Excel 97-SR-1)
· Thinking about using Adobe Acrobat to create the
files, but then she won't be able to make changes,
add comments, etc...
· I bet it's the different drivers that are causing
the problems (No, I'm not using the merge cell format).

Any suggestions on how to get around this would be greatly appreciated.

Thxs for the help !!!!!!!!

Posted by JACK IN UK on January 03, 2002 11:46 AM

Hi there--
Email Outlook Express will report files differently not many people know but size shrinks and can grow Exel report a file to windows or should i say Windows to Outlook so its read and there the change takes place,

Now formatting, i would try this save file send to the boss and save close doc and new email and attach see if that lear it

Also check defaults are same on both PC like page setup and font and view size and so on.. Let me know

Posted by Appreciate_it on January 03, 2002 12:36 PM

Thxs for the tips - will try same