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Windows 7: Office 2007 - An error occurred when sending commands to the program

08 Aug 2016   #1
techiesan778

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Office 2007 - An error occurred when sending commands to the program

Hello Friends,

I faced a problem There was a problem sending the command to the program. I am using Office 2007
on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I have not faced this problem on 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate.
The reason for writing this post is to help those like me trying out each of those "possible cause and probable solution" flooding many websites. Someone says to "uncheck the Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)", some point out 3rd party applications, some say to uninstalling some Hotfixes helped them, and guess what MS says ? It collected different success stories and sumarized it as case studies on : https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/3001579
In my view, the problem existed because proper parameters weren't passed to excel.

The following is the actual solution (Backup registry 1st):
1. Open Regedit, go to the following location :
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell\Open\command
2. Right click on the (Default) value, click modify. You will find the path of EXCEL.exe & switch,
in my case it is "F:\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e. Change to:
"F:\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
If there are whitespaces in the path, then enclose the path within double quotes.
Also, the %1 should be within double quotes.
3. Right click on the command value, click modify. Just put a "%1" next to the /e at the end.
4. Go to the following location :
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\Open\command
Repeat steps 2-3. Close the regedit, close all explorer windows.

The next time, you can open the files by double clicking, right click and open, open with and select
excel, by all the ways. I have checked it. I also have checked ticking the Excel option Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) and found that this does not have any
effect. The only problem with the above procedure is that the error message still pops while opening
files, although the content is loaded instead of blank file that used to appear earlier. I have tried it for
excel only. I will try for word,ppt,etc.
If there is any way to prevent the irritating error message, please let me know.


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