XL2002: Excel Abruptly Quits When You Save a Workbook

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Symptoms

When you save an Excel 2002 workbook, Excel may abruptly quit with an Application error.

Cause

This problem may occur if the following conditions exist:
  • You have an ActiveX list box that is linked to Excel cells.
  • You save the file under a new name by using the Save as command on the File menu, or the SaveAs method in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
This problem may occur if Excel runs housekeeping code that is invoked when certain control events are detected. If this problem occurs during an automatic recalculation cycle of Excel, this causes Excel to crash.

Note If you unload all add-ins, this may allow the save to complete without a crash.

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

How to Obtain the Hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Excel 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Hotfix Package June 7, 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822347 Availability of the Excel 2002 Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package: June 7, 2003

Status

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

Properties

Article ID: 822380 - Last Review: November 1, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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