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  • I try to create a new project by clicking the "New from Excel Workbook" picture icon in "New" at "Backstage"  window. Clicking does not  have any effect as no windows are opening.

    I am unable to import an .xlsx file in MS Project 2013 but get error message  as below:

    . Project can not open the file

    . Project file  saved in a version earlier than MS Project 200 can't b opened.

    . If your file is from earlier version, open it in  that version, click save as file (File menu) and svae in MPX format. Open the MPX format in the current version of the project. when you use this method, project data is imported but formatting is lost

    Friday, October 17, 2014 7:42 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Which versions of Project and Excel do you have?

    Try to repair MS Project from the control panel.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCP |

    Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Can you please check your settings for "Legacy and non default file formats"?  File > Options, Trust Center.
    Friday, October 17, 2014 8:58 PM
    Moderator