Removals when saving .xls files as .xlsm

asallwey

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I am using Excel 2007, slowly moving from 2000. So saving .xls documents as .xlsm macro enable documents. I have 10+ sheets per workbook, and they contain vba macros, named ranges, and a good number of common functions like vlookup, etc.

The first time I try to save a document I will get the following.

A Pop-up:
Excel found unreadable content in ... . Click yes if I trust.

so I select later and the following is on screen,

A Pop-up:
Removed Records: Named range from /xl/workbook.xml part (Workbook)
Click to view log file listing repairs: c:\users\owner\appdata\local\temp\error087880_01.xml

I can either Close or click the above log file.

so I go to the log file, and here it is:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="true"?>
-<recoveryLog xmlns="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/spreadsheetml/2006/main">
<logFileName>error087880_01.xml</logFileName>
<summary>Errors were detected in file 'C:\ahs\AHS_MS\Excel\Maintenance.xlsm'</summary>
-<removedRecords summary="Following is a list of removed records:">
<removedRecord>Removed Records: Named range from /xl/workbook.xml part (Workbook)</removedRecord>
</removedRecords>
</recoveryLog>

I don't see a list of anything. I did a search of C: with file manager and it found the error file and opened it, all it contained is what's in the pop-up.

This has happen on several sheets so far. When I reopen one I find a few things might not work correctly, but no big issue, and some formatting has changed, again no big issue. But I keep wondering what is being removed?

Anyone have some direction on this? Am I getting blind and missing something obvious? Do I just keep ignoring the messages and deal with issues as I find them in the new .xlsm files?

Thanks!

Alex
 

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rlv01

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Google "Excel found unreadable content in" there is a lot of information on this as it crops up frequently when upgrading from old versions. Try some of the suggested workarounds. I personally would never trust a converted file I got those errors on. "...removed records" is deal-breaker.
 
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asallwey

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Ok, did the search. Wow, answers all over the place. Good thing all these updates a just plug & play with no worries!

I've kind of tried a couple of the suggestions, now I have a couple more to try the next time. I was hoping there was a quick "one size fits all" solution and that's why I came here first. My messages seem to always say a Range name was deleted. I've cross-checked data counts and they are good -- I know that doesn't mean some has been deleted.

Thanks for the idea, should have done the search first.

Alex
 

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