Name Conflict dialog box

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My files won't open. What name can I type in the New name box to open my file? How can I fix it so the Name conflict dialog box does not show up any more? 

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@Tom_Holmes 

Does the message complain about a range named Print_Area? If so, try entering PrintArea (without the underscore) as name.

Print_Area is a reserved name in recent versions of Excel - it specifies the range of a worksheet that will be printed.