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.Xll File opens as spreadsheet instead of Add-in after sequencing RRS feed

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  • Hello everyone,

    I am sequencing Showcase v7.1 using appv sp2/sp3. The rest of the application works fine except the excel addin part. During sequencing the add-in gets added in the menu. Now when we publish the application and add the showcase virtual app in a connection group with MS office 2013. We launch the excel to check for add-in and we receive an error saying "the file format and extension of .xll dont match....." and if i open it anyway it opens as a spreadsheet. On the title bar it shows that the open document is "scxadd32.xll [read only]" and the spreadsheet is alot extended ASCII characters. The first line has a cell that states "This program cannot be run in DOS mode" preceeded by a bunch of extended ASCII characters. You can see the same type of thing if you open the .xll file in a hex editor.

    Have sequenced on 64-bit machine.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2:51 PM

Answers

  • Seems that a dependency of the .XLL file might be missing as per the URL below,

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/533b124a-88e3-4877-9318-1c22fb7cf415/excel-2013-tries-to-open-rsexcelxll-at-every-beginning?forum=excel

    See if that gives you a direction to troubleshoot.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:34 PM