Links in Excel are broken, error on file save, after applying security update MS11-072

There are a couple of new problems that we are seeing on some machines after installing MS11-072: an issue with links and a problem saving files that are opened off a network. Problem 1 – Links contain duplicate folders We are seeing reports that after installing MS11-072 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2553073) links are broken in Excel 2007.  On some machines…


How can I apply KB Article 280680 to Office 2007/2010?

In the beginning, there was KB Article 218153 – “Error message when clicking hyperlink in Office: ‘Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server’ “. And it was good. This KB Article contains a registry key change that implements the ‘ForceShellExecute’ key to resolve the problem in the title of the article. But the fix…


What can cause slow copy and paste in Excel?

Normally copy/paste operations in Excel are pretty instantaneous. You copy data from one place and then paste into a cell in Excel. Pretty straightforward. But what do you do if you notice that copy/paste seems to take an excesseively long time when doing a paste in Excel? There are several things you can look for…


Office 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released

There are fixes aplenty for Excel in Office 2010 Service Pack 1. You can download the patch from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460049. On this page you can choose to download the 32 or 64-bit version. This is dependent on the bit version of Office that you have, not the operating system bit version. Of course Microsoft recommends that…


February Cumulative Update for Excel Released

The cumulative update for Office 2007 and Office 2010 for February 2011 has been released! These updates can be found here: Office 2007 CU for February 2011 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493732) and the Office 2011 CU for February 2011 is here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493730). These releases includes the following KB articles: KB Article Applies To  2504145 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2504145/ ) Excel 2007…


ActiveX controls showing a big red X on my workbook

If you’ve ever used ActiveX controls on your Excel Spreadsheet you may have run into the problem of the control suddenly no longer working. When you open the workbook there’s nothing but a big red X in the place of where your control used to be. The tree-view (treeview) control comes to mind, which may…