Document Not Saved Issue


I am having a strange problem with a spreadsheet I’ve created with your control. It opens and edits just fine in Excel, but when I try to perform a Save or Save As, I get a “Document Not Saved” msgbox.

Issue Summary

This is an Excel bug:

“Document Not Saved” Saving File Created from Template

Article ID : 121942

Last Review : August 15, 2005

Revision : 1.3

This article was previously published under Q121942


When you attempt to save a workbook, you may receive the following error message: “Document Not Saved”


This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:

  • The workbook was created from a template that contained an embedded object.
  • You have inserted a worksheet into your workbook from a template.
  • The template contains an embedded object.


To save your work, you must first delete the embedded objects in your workbook.