office 2004 (excel & word) afp file path issue on tiger server (10.4.9)

g'day,

we have just changed over to an xserve (running 10.4.9, HFS+ with
ACLs) and are experiencing the following problem with office 2004
excel & word files only - surprisingly powerpoint files are not
affected:

all excel and word files without spaces in either file- path or -name
open just fine, however all files with spaces in file-path or -name
generate the following error message...

<img src="http://homepage.mac.com/daniel.schagemann/posts/EXCEL_1.png"
alt="excel error message" />

for the above we used the following example file:
-rwxr--r--   1 daniel  daniel  59904 May 17 16:40 IT Schedules.xls

and it also gets slightly more confusing if we place the file used
above in another sharepoint called scans (which is setup in exactly
the same way) the file opens just fine... with or without spaces in
its filepath?

<img src="http://homepage.mac.com/daniel.schagemann/posts/EXCEL_2.png"
alt="excel filepath display" />

we have also noticed that strangely the complete file-path is being
displayed in files that do open (because we have filled in the
blanks... ;0) - something we had not seen before.

any ideas on what could cause this or advice on how we could get back
to opening our mainly excel and word files straight from the server
without having to change our folder structure would be greatly
appreciated.

thanks in advance,

ds.

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