Graphics, object, or ActiveX control compatibility issues

The Compatibility Checker found one or more compatibility issues related to graphics, objects, or ActiveX controls.

Important: Before you continue saving the workbook to an earlier file format, you should address issues that cause a significant loss of functionality so that you can prevent permanent loss of data or incorrect functionality.

Compatibility issues that cause a significant loss of functionality



Any effects on this object will be removed. Any text that overflows the boundaries of this graphic will appear clipped.

In Excel 2007, you can use special effects, such as transparent shadows that are not supported in earlier versions of Excel. The special effects will be removed. Also, in Excel 2007, when you insert text in a shape that is wider than the shape, the text spills outside of the boundaries of the shape. In earlier versions of Excel, this text is truncated. To avoid truncated text, you can adjust the size of the shape for a better fit.

In the Compatibility Checker, click Find to locate the objects that have special effects applied so that you can remove those effects as needed.

For more information, see:

Add or delete a fill or effect in your SmartArt graphic

Resize a shape or an entire SmartArt graphic

An embedded object in this worksheet is created in a newer version of Office. You cannot edit it in an earlier version of Excel.

Embedded objects that are created in Excel 2007 cannot be edited in earlier versions of Excel.

Uninitialized ActiveX controls cannot be transferred to the selected file format.  The controls will be lost if you continue.

If a workbook contains ActiveX controls that are considered to be Unsafe for Initialization (UFI), they are lost when you save the workbook to an earlier Excel file format. You may want to mark those controls as Safe for Initialization (SFI).

If you open a workbook that contains uninitialized ActiveX controls and the workbook is set to high security, you must first use the Message Bar to enable them before they can be initialized.

For more information, see:

Enable or disable ActiveX controls in Office documents

Enable or disable security alerts on the Message Bar

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