Can't open Excel file - Word awaiting OLE action - what is this?
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 06:09
Portuguese to English
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May 30, 2009

I am doing some work which is essentially a Word file with some Excel tables inside it. Whenever I try to open one of the tables I get this message and everything just freezes. Does anyone have an idea of what "OLE action" is and why this is happening? Please reply urgently as the work is for Monday and there is no-one available at the agency.

 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 03:09
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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a suggestion May 30, 2009

I am sorry I don't know the answer to your question but here is a suggestion to try and get around the problem: can you right click on the table, select it and copy and paste it into a separate excel file, do what you need to do, and then copy and paste it back into the word document?

 


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