AutoCalculate feature is working even if that feature is turned off

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SYMPTOMS

When you change the color scheme for your display or you have your Group Policy updated, the AutoCalculate feature in Microsoft Excel 2002 Japanese Edition starts, even though you have turned off the AutoCalculate feature in Excel 2002 .

Note This problem occurs only with the Japanese version of Microsoft Excel 2002.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because Excel does not correctly handle a Microsoft Windows "WM_SETINGCHANGE" message that is issued when you change the color scheme for the display or when the Group Policy is updated.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Office XP Excel 2002 Public Update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The Japanese version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   28-Aug-2002  23:11                 12,429,096  Excel.msp
   28-Aug-2002  23:34                 14,102,528  Excel_admin.msp
				
After the hotfix is installed, the Japanese version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table.
   Date           Time  Version    Size       File name     
   -------------------------------------------------------
   24-Aug-2002 7:59:05 10.0.4420.0 9,173,576  Excel.exe
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.

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Article ID: 325703 - Last Review: October 5, 2005 - Revision: 3.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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