I have had this issue repeatedly and have explored other OLE related message boards. My issue is occurring in a very simple Excel file that employs only addition and sum formulas. The error message I am receiving does not specifically refer to another application. The pop-up says “Microsoft Excel is waiting for “ to complete an OLE action.” When this happens my entire system freezes. I can’t switch to other programs or even my desktop. Eventually I have to do a hard shut down and restart to get my system back operational. And then I have lost all the progress on the spreadsheet.
(1) why is this happening?
(2) what does the “ mean in the error message?
(3) can I simply copy the content of the spreadsheet to a new spreadsheet or will I be transferring what might be corrupted?
thank you for your help.