A number of people are having issues with opening a powerpoint
presentation with linked excel graphs in it. At present there a 5
graphs that are linked. They were link by copying the excel graph and
pasting them into powerpoint as a link. The first time you open the
presentation the first link updates fine but the other four give an
excel message: MyExcelFile.xls is already open. Reopening will cause
any changes you made to be discarded. Do you want to reopen
MyEsxcelFile.xls? If I close the powerpoint presentation and check
for running processes, excel is still there. It seems to be trying to
open the same sheet 5 times (once for each link).
I have searched the groups for this type of problem but none of the
suggestions work. I thought I had the answer in another thread
referring to a registry key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell\Open\command. If the default
value had a %1 at the end of it, removing it would fix the problem.
My value doesn't have this %1 so it doesn't apply.
I am using Office XP pro SP2 with WinXP Pro SP1. Has anyone had this
problem before and resolved the problem?