column width changes

I have two seperate workbooks (Excel 2000)with exact same 
formatting. I save them as Excel 97 formats for use by 
colleague with older version of Excel. One workbook is 
okay but other will have one column width reduced, which 
causes cell to display ####. I've compared the workbooks 
one for one and cannot locate the problem. Any help?
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The first question I have is what's in that cell?  Is it a date?

Excel picks up several date formats from windows regional settings.  For
example, if you format as m/d/y and I use mm/dd/yyyy as my windows (8 digits and
2 slashes).  If you use m/d/yy, it could be 4 digits and a pair of slashes.

Since I use the longer data format, I don't usually do anything special (a
little wider column doesn't hurt the recipients much).  But maybe you could just
widen the column a bit and see if that helps.

If it isn't a date, then there have been some posts that say that in some
versions of xl97, the columnwidths don't get remembered--but I don't recall any
that mentioned xl2k at all).


Gary wrote:
> 
> I have two seperate workbooks (Excel 2000)with exact same
> formatting. I save them as Excel 97 formats for use by
> colleague with older version of Excel. One workbook is
> okay but other will have one column width reduced, which
> causes cell to display ####. I've compared the workbooks
> one for one and cannot locate the problem. Any help?

-- 

Dave Peterson
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