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Element of an excel file moves when opening file on a other computer

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Hello,

I created a plan on excel and here are the results.

plan.png

 

When I try to open the file on another computer, the elements are moved. Here is an example :

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Do you have any idea what is causing this problem ?

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@ADKodiak 

 

You asked if anyone has "any idea."

 

Here's one idea: this looks like something that departs from what Excel is designed to handle. That is, what you've created appears to belong in an application designed for drawings, maybe specifically architectural drawings. If you anchored some of the lines to different cells -- or if Excel did the anchoring behind the scenes -- then a different instance of Excel, with slightly different defaults, would produce slightly different sizes, orientations, lengths, etc. The variances look as if they'd fit a hypothesis like that. (That's an educated guess, not a certain diagnosis.)

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best response confirmed by ADKodiak (Copper Contributor)
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@ADKodiak 

 

You asked if anyone has "any idea."

 

Here's one idea: this looks like something that departs from what Excel is designed to handle. That is, what you've created appears to belong in an application designed for drawings, maybe specifically architectural drawings. If you anchored some of the lines to different cells -- or if Excel did the anchoring behind the scenes -- then a different instance of Excel, with slightly different defaults, would produce slightly different sizes, orientations, lengths, etc. The variances look as if they'd fit a hypothesis like that. (That's an educated guess, not a certain diagnosis.)

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