Excel Error "Fixed objects will move."

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Hi,

I'm a Help Desk Technician for an MSP in Australia.

One of our clients has contacted us, as when he tries to save an Excel spreadsheet he's been working on. He encounters the error message "Fixed objects will move."

No matter how many times he clicks on "OK", the error message will reappear preventing him from saving his work. We had no option but to force close Excel using Task Manager. From there we were able to save a copy of the file that Excel had saved using it's AutoRecovery feature.

However he encounters the same problem when trying to continue working with this Excel spreadsheet. Researching the error message online suggests checking for the objects Excel is trying to move. We use F5 and search for "objects" but nothing is found, so what exactly is Excel trying to move?

No objects had been imported or pasted into the spreadsheet, he's only been doing manual data entry from referencing the data contained in another spreadsheet. The Excel version in use is Microsoft Excel 2013 (15.0.52670.1000) MSO (15.0.5259.1000) 32-bit. We were unable to replicate the problem with Microsoft Excel 2010 version 14.0.7257.5000 (32-bit).

Kind Regards,

Darren

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This what Microsoft calls support?

 

Let the general public help, as we don't know how to support problems with our own products...