Ghosts

tippee

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I am working in a 10 Mb Excel model with 20 worksheets so it is quite large. Something strange has happened recently; ghosts of different or the same worksheet are blocking sections of the spreadsheet I am working on. They will go away temporarily when I save the workbook. This is very annoying. Thoughts?
 

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RoryA

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Which version of Excel? There are two recent MS updates that cause this behaviour - one for Excel 2003 and one for 2007. There is a hotfix available for 2003 but not for 2007 yet.
 

tippee

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Thanks Rorya. It was exactly what you thought. There are two MS Excel Security Updates, one for 2003 and one for 2007. When I removed them the problem went away. I appreciate your help.
Tippee
 

mtb275

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Thanks Rorya. It was exactly what you thought. There are two MS Excel Security Updates, one for 2003 and one for 2007. When I removed them the problem went away. I appreciate your help.
Tippee


What waws the fix? I am having this issue with Excel 2007 and I am running excel files that are 30mb and multple tabs. It jumps/ghosts from tab to tab.

Was was the solution?
 

tippee

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There are two Excel Security Updates that I believe ended in KB...475 and KB...593. I deleted them. I found them in a Google search where someone had an issue and it worked. I don't know what was in them, but I have not had a problem since. I went to Add/Remove Programs and just looked for any Excel Security Update and deleted them. Soon after deleting, they were back in because I have automatic updates. Now I have the updater prompt me if I choose to download. Good luck!
 

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