Excel icon query

  Scatternet 09:54 08 Dec 2008

I am looking at an excel spreadsheet and there is a purple square on the excel icon. Does anyone know what the purple icon indicates.

  Chris the Ancient 10:39 08 Dec 2008

Hmmm... Not something I have seen on any of mine.

What version are you on?

There is a macro routine that will change the icon, and some companies do that to 'badge' their own spreadsheets. Is it an externally supplied spreadsheet?


  Scatternet 13:03 08 Dec 2008

Hi Chris the Ancient, I am not sure what version the excel spreadsheet was created in. The spreadsheet was last modified in 2004 and I am using Office 2003. I imagine that the excel spreadshet was created in Office 2000 or Office XP.

  Chris the Ancient 14:21 08 Dec 2008

As far as I can work out, none of those combinations would cause the symptom you describe. I have had those instances and never noticed that happening.

If it's not happening on any other spreadsheet that you use, I would go with the feeling that it is an odd glitch or that the macro that I mooted in my previous thread has been invoked.


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

Awful clip art from 1994 is being tweeted every hour by a bot

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Les meilleurs navigateurs internet 2017