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XL98: Dialog Boxes in File Conversion Wizard May Be Confusing
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When you use the File Conversion Wizard in Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition and you click Select in either the "File Conversion Wizard - Step 1 of 3" or the "File Conversion Wizard - Step 3 of 3" dialog box, the dialog box that appears may be confusing and difficult to use.
This problem occurs because the wizard uses a standard system dialog box instead of a customized dialog box when you click Select.
To work around this problem, use the appropriate method for your situation.
You Click Select in Step 1 of the WizardThe File Conversion Wizard displays the Select A Document dialog box even when you are selecting a folder. To use the dialog box, follow these steps:
You Click Select in Step 3 of the WizardThe File Conversion Wizard displays the Save As dialog box even when you are selecting a folder. To use the dialog box, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
The File Conversion Wizard, which is included in the Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition Value Pack, is designed to help you convert files from one format to another in Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition. After you install the File Conversion Wizard, you can use it by pointing to Wizard on the Tools menu and clicking File Conversion.
By default, the File Conversion Wizard assumes that the files you want to convert are stored in the Microsoft Office 98 folder on your hard disk. The wizard also assumes that you want to save your converted files in the same folder.
You can change the folders that are used by clicking Select in either step 1 or step 3 of the wizard. When you click Select, the following commands are used to display the folder selection dialog boxes.
Note that these commands are designed to be used with file names, not folders. Therefore, it may be confusing to use these dialog boxes to select folders.
Click Select Button in Command Used -------------------------------------------------------- Step 1 dialog box Application.GetOpenFileName Step 3 dialog box Application.GetSaveAsFileName
Article ID: 178011 - Last Review: September 11, 2002 - Revision: 1.0