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NOTE: The information in this article applies to the Japanese version%3 of Excel.
In Microsoft Excel 2000, Japanese version, when you type data that contains a combination of a two-digit number and one character, Excel may stop responding (crash).
Excel incorrectly regards a combination of a two-digit number and one character (such as '02E') as an ordinal-quarter-year format, which causes an access violation.
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.