In Excel 97 when I click on Save As, instead of seeing the file name in the save as window, I only get the first letter of the name. For example if I want to save a file called “Electricity “ as “Electricity 2” the window only shows the file as “E” What is up and how can I correct it?
I have uninstalled Excel and reinstalled – no joy.
Like you I have had a fruitless search of the KB and also Google Jeeves etc.
The first comment I would make is that you are able to rename files albeit via a longwinded route of using IE, so anything else you do is trying to improve on that route.
If XL97 is standalone then I can see no reason why you should not remove all reference to XL97 from a backed-up registry, after removing the programme using the Add/Remove facility, followed by a reinstall.
If it is part of Office then I would go for the reinstall/repair and deselect XL from the repair/install and then go for the registry cleanup before doing another repair/install of Office.
I guess that is all I can offer at the moment, sorry I can not be more helpful