XL: Excel 95 Auto_xxxx Defined Name Values Change When Imported into Excel 97 or 2000

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In the versions of Microsoft Excel listed at the beginning of this article, when you import a Microsoft Excel 95 workbook that contains a defined name, the reference for that name may change.

For example, if the defined name 'AAA' in the Excel 95 workbook refers to
when you open the workbook in a later version of Excel, the reference changes to:
=x.xlw!Auto_OpenAuto_Open(null char)ing.Auto_Open_DoSomethin
This problem occurs when the reference, after the workbook name, begins with Auto_.

Excel 2000

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack

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 Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.

Article ID: 265311 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 21:57:32 - Revision: 2.1

Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

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