The file should not be read only in compatibility mode. It will be if it is
on CD but you should save this to your hard drive before opening.
Do you have Norton Anti-virus or something? Some virus scanners stop Excel
opening quickly and 'Not responding' appear very quickly on the title bar.
I use ESET Nod 32 on Vista and have used AVG Free edition...both fine with
Microsoft MVP - Excel
"MarcDS" wrote in message
> I use EXCEL 2007 (UK) on Vista Home Premium (HP portable); when I open an
> EXCEL-sheet created with EXCEL 2003 (at the office), everything works
> allright (EXCEL opens in Compatibility mode - read only). However when I
> try to save the file (SAVE AS...) EXCEL hangs (does not respond any more;
> the screen gets" frozen"). Same behavior when I try to save a newly
> created 2007 EXCEL file as an 2003 EXCEL file.
> So : no problems only when I use newly created 2007-EXCELfiles.
> Somebody has an idea ? (I allready did a repair of office 2007)