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In Microsoft Excel 2002, in Microsoft Office Excel 2003, and in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, when you try to save a file, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
If you click Yes, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
A formula in a cell (Cell:Cell_Number) could not be converted because it contains a function that is not available in the file format to which you are saving. If you continue the save, the formula and result will be saved, but the function itself will be converted to an error value.
Do you want to see additional errors as they occur so you can fix them later?
When you click OK, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
Microsoft Excel cannot convert some of the cells. The total number of errors found is Number_Of_Errors.
To determine the unique number that is associated with the message that you receive, press CTRL+SHIFT+I. The following number appears in the lower-right corner of this message:
Your_File_Name may contain features that are not compatible with Your_Chosen_File_Format. Do you want to keep the workbook in this format?
If you continue to save the file after you receive these error messages, when you reopen the file, Excel converts the formula in the cells that are referenced in the error messages to =#N/A.
This issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Turn Off Transition Formula EvaluationTo turn off Transition Formula Evaluation, follow these steps, as appropriate for the version of Excel that you are running.
Excel 2002 and Excel 2003
Method 2: Use the Corresponding "A" FunctionFor each of the functions that are listed in the "Cause" section, Excel includes a set of functions that are designed to be 100 percent compatible with Lotus 1-2-3. These functions are known as the "A" functions because all the function names end with the letter "A."
For more information about how to use the A functions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/205548/ )XL: Using A Functions in Microsoft Excel
Article ID: 827314 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.2