An Excel 2007 workbook is not saved as expected to a document library on a Windows SharePoint Services site

An Excel 2007 workbook is not saved as expected to a document library on a Windows SharePoint Services site

Article ID : 928985
Last Review : October 15, 2007
Revision : 1.2

SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You try to save a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbook to a document library on a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site. The workbook is not saved as expected. If you make a change in the workbook and then try the save it again, the workbook appears to save as expected. The file name that you specified appears in the title bar of the workbook. However, when you exit Excel, you are not prompted to save the changes to the workbook. In this scenario, the workbook is not saved, and the contents of the workbook are lost.

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CAUSE

This issue occurs because the file name contains characters that are not supported in Windows SharePoint Services. For example, this issue occurs if the file name contains one or more of the following characters:

• tilde (~)
• number sign (#)
• percent (%)
• ampersand (&)
• braces ({ })

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, do not use these characters in the file name.

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Ultimate

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Keywords: 
kbtshoot kbprb kbexpertisebeginner kbsave KB928985

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