Office 2013 VBA component stops functioning

We are seeing a few cases where the VBA component of the Office 2013 apps stop functioning.  The applications are working properly when installed.  Then a few days later VBA buttons no longer work.  Here are the scenarios that wehave seen: Access: When running wizards the receive the following error,  “This feature isn’t installed, or…


Problem Reopening Excel 2013 PivotTable Workbooks

We’ve had a few reports recently from people who have built new PivotTables in Excel 2013, and when they try to reopen the book, receive a message saying: We found a problem with somecontent in <filename>. Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of…

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How to: Use the Open XML SDK 2.0 in Visual Studio 2010 to create a simple Excel Spreadsheet (in C#)

There are plenty of examples out on the internet to use the Open XML SDK 2.0 and Visual Studio 2010 to create Excel workbooks. I wanted to create my own how-to because the other examples I found seemed overly complex and some lacked basic information such as what references and namespaces need to be included….


Office 2013 SKU's needed for Power BI add-ins or to manipulate existing PowerPivot workbooks

When you try opening an Excel 2010 PowerPivot workbook in Excel 2013 you will find that you are unable to manipulate the PivotTable. In addition, you will be prompted with an error message that asks you to upgrade the data model: However, when you try to enable the PowerPivot add-in, you may not see it in the…


Excel 2013 crashes after click-to-run install with DisplayLinkManager driver

After you install Excel 2013 or Office 2013 click-to-run and launch Excel 2013 it may crash, giving you the following error: “Microsoft Excel has stopped working”.   This problem can happen when the DisplayLinkManager driver is installed on the system. This problem is known to happen with DisplayLinkDriver versions 5.5.29055.0 or 5.6.30272.0. To resolve this problem,…


UPDATE: A Microsoft Knowledge Base article to help troubleshoot hangs and crashes in Excel

By Laura Holzwarth Troubleshooting crashes in Excel be difficult. To assist you in this endeavor, we have published a two articles that walks you through a list of several methods and advanced troubleshooting steps involving hangs and crashes in Excel. These include: Verify/install the latest updates Start Excel in safe mode Investigate possible issues with add-ins Check whether…


"We couldn’t free up space on the Clipboard. Another program might be using it right now." [Updated 2/1/2013]

By Anita Oakley Hello everyone, we want to bring an emerging issue to your attention today. We have seen several reports of the error below in Microsoft Excel: This occurs in multiple versions of Excel when you either cut and paste cells or drag them to move the contents from one location to another. (Updated)…