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By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Excel hyperlinks 'Can't open specified file' on Mac Ask Question. Kestrel1 Kestrel1 23 1 6. Try prefixing any path with "file: This is the standard URI form for local files. Hey, thanks so much for response. I tried that as well, but it unfortunately doesn't work either. However-- all of these combinations sometimes work.

I don't know how that is possible or what that 'sometimes' is related to. Thanks for any other insights you might have. Christina Parker Christina Parker Try using: Works consistently for me on Excel v If works. Quit Excel, then locate all occurrences of com. I recommend that you download the utility EasyFind type in search box and initiate search.

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Much easier and safer than digging into system. In the same Preferences directory look for Microsoft Directory. Throw away to trash anything associated with Excel. Now restart Excel should now open. If not report back here for someone to help troubleshoot further. Thanks for marking this as the answer. How satisfied are you with this reply?

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How satisfied are you with this response? CarlFrederick Replied on January 29, In reply to XinXin Liu's post on April 24, If all else fails, download Neo Office free opensource and open it in there. I've been using it for a while now and think it's pretty fantastic.

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Posted 21 Aug The other option is to pony up for the new Iworks 08 which has Excel compatability. I switched to all MAC only stuff a few weeks ago and am delighted so far. I just don't get the constant wind-ups of the past and programmes are much easier to install. The MAC also seems happy with me having 15 programmes open at once which is normal for me. Plus I have SuperDuper as my backup programme to a couple of external hard disks which is loooooooooooaaaaaads better than Windows XP.

So backups were an all-nighter when I remembered. Now I can set SuperDuper to do a "Smart" backup which only updates changed files via firewire so its 15 minutes max , and it creates a bootable disk - so if the nightmare happens I just boot from any other MAC and am back in business.

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Mmm, I just opened the spreadsheet with iWorks Numbers. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

If it is the former, it probably is something to do with it being 'borrowed'. You should get Windows!! Geek source problem fixed.


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ES, you need to find out the error message to solve this problem. Do you have an Excel. This is how one would start iCal on the command line: You should start with the easy stuff: