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Mole Chaser
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit?
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The rest of the Office 2003 suite does prompt to save a new or changed file,
but Excel does not. This has cost me lots of re-work when I get in a hurry or
have multiple windows open and inadvertently click to close the wrong window
or app.

It happens 100% of the time, for a new file or a modified file.
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Nick Hodge
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Mole Chaser

This is not standard behaviour. You should check you have no code in your
personal.xls for example or any add-ins loading that are marking any
workbooks as 'clean' and therefore not displaying a prompt to save.

Bear in mind to however that using the 'X' at the top of the application
operates totally differently to Word for example which closes the document.
XL closes the application and any workbooks within. It should show a prompt
however, but if multiple workbooks are open it only asks once if you answer
'No'

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"Mole Chaser" wrote in message

> The rest of the Office 2003 suite does prompt to save a new or changed
> file,
> but Excel does not. This has cost me lots of re-work when I get in a hurry
> or
> have multiple windows open and inadvertently click to close the wrong
> window
> or app.
>
> It happens 100% of the time, for a new file or a modified file.
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Alan Cannon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks, Nick. This behavior started when I upgraded from Office 2000 to
Office 2003. The Personal.xls and other sheets are the same ones used
previously. I have tried a new workbook opened alone in Excel, then using
the close workbook and close application X's as well as the Close and Exit
commands in the File menu. They all act the same. This is a real puzzle.

"Nick Hodge" wrote in message

> Mole Chaser
>
> This is not standard behaviour. You should check you have no code in your
> personal.xls for example or any add-ins loading that are marking any
> workbooks as 'clean' and therefore not displaying a prompt to save.
>
> Bear in mind to however that using the 'X' at the top of the application
> operates totally differently to Word for example which closes the
document.
> XL closes the application and any workbooks within. It should show a
prompt
> however, but if multiple workbooks are open it only asks once if you
answer
> 'No'
>
> --
> HTH
> Nick Hodge
> Microsoft MVP - Excel
> Southampton, England
> www.nickhodge.co.uk
> nick_hodgeTAKETHISOUT@zen.co.uk.ANDTHIS
>
>
> "Mole Chaser" wrote in message
>
> > The rest of the Office 2003 suite does prompt to save a new or changed
> > file,
> > but Excel does not. This has cost me lots of re-work when I get in a
hurry
> > or
> > have multiple windows open and inadvertently click to close the wrong
> > window
> > or app.
> >
> > It happens 100% of the time, for a new file or a modified file.
>
>
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tommy_hlfgr
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I am having the exact same problem. Did you find a way to fix this?


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S M
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I also come across this kind of problem, but not 100% of the time. I suspect
it's related to network connection. Every time it happens to me, my file is
on the file server and my network cable is loose. I suspect when my network
drive is gone, Excel won't prompt you to save the file or not upon exit.
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RichardH



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I was also having this problem and managed to fix it by deleting all excel10.xls from C:\documents and settings\current profile\application data\microsoft\excel.

Before doing this ensure excel isn't running, hope this helps.
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Ponic



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:09 am    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Excel 2003 has errors saving to a network if the network card is set to Autodetect the speed. When we change it 100mbs the errors go away.
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jdmcs



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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Excel 2003 doesn't prompt to save on exit? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had this problem too. The cause was dangling Excel processes. After killing them
taskkill /f /im excel.exe
the problem went away!

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