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12 Sep 2012  
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Here are a few suggestions from Microsoft boards. Try the easy one (compat) first.
Backup your registry before trying the 2nd suggestion.
Good luck!

From MS Social Technet
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The fixit Man
Try this then (which worked for me--none of the previous ideas worked).

I;m using excel 2002 and win 7. So when you right click on the excel.exe file in the office 10 folder, go to properties and then run in compatibility mode tab, click on 'windows 7' and exit.

My excel files now open properly with NO "There is a problem sending the command to the program error."


From MS Answers
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isreal-gogo
ok, just because i don't have the petiance to wait for you to answer to my first question about which excel version you'r using i'll just give my solution for all the people who have w7 and office 2007:
the solution involves making little changes in the registry so i recommend making back up for just in case:
strart - run - regedit:
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/ddeexec:
Right Click on the folder ddeexec and choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (ddeexec2)
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.12/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write -"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
no restart needed
Have Fun
hope i helped
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