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Problem with Excel component being "busy"

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Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Hello everyone

I've had the same problem as descripted here twice this week:

Unable to activate Excel component

I work with an embedded excel table which contains a function. At a certain point I get the error message "Excel is busy; can't activate Excel. Make sure that cells are not being edited in Excel and try again in a few seconds." but there is no instance of excel open. Upon restarting mathcad and/or my computer the problem remains.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Could someone please check the appended file so I can exclude an error of my sytem?

Cheers!

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Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

What version of office are you using?

Mike

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

I am getting the same error message and using Office 2013. It seems the worksheet has become corrupted somehow.

Your Excel component seems to have an image inserted? That might be the cause. I have embedded a new Excel component into your worksheet and it works.

Mike

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Thank you for checking, I'm also using Office 2013 and Mathcad Prime 3.1

There is no image in the Excel component...

I think i will try to file a Bug to ptc

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Stefan Thomet wrote:

Thank you for checking, I'm also using Office 2013 and Mathcad Prime 3.1

There is no image in the Excel component...

I think i will try to file a Bug to ptc

Maybe worth a try. Did you manually input the data shown below?

You could try and replicate the problem in a new sheet.

Mike

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Yes I just opened the component and entered the data?!

I've got a backup file which is still working:

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Very strange.

Mike

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

I have the same issue by using Mathcad Prime 3.1 and Excel 2010 on Win7 32-bit.

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

What about if you insert a new Excel component?

Mike

Re: Problem with Excel component being "busy"

Inserted properly and clickable.