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Moving a Workbook


Overview

If you open a workbook on a computer that has the Jet Excel add-in installed in a different directory than on the computer where the workbook was created, a window may open with File Not Found as the title and JetReports.xll in the File name box.

This window appears when you first open the workbook.

Resolution

Click Cancel and Jet Reports will attempt to automatically update the link.  If you see this box more than once, click Cancel each time the box appears.

Excel can usually update the links automatically, but if this does not work, you can update the link manually.  From the Excel menu choose Edit/Links and then click Change Source.  Choose JetReports.xll from the JetReports installation directory, which is C:\Program Files (x86)\JetReports by default (or C:\Program Files\JetReports on 32-bit systems).

To avoid this problem, the Jet Reports Installation Program does not give the user a choice about where to install.  The Jet Excel add-in will automatically be installed in the main program directory, which is almost always "C:\Program Files (x86)".  However, some computers can have the main program directory on a different drive, so you may experience this problem.

If you are having trouble moving reports between computers, read the section entitled Sharing Reports with Excel Users Who Don't Have Jet Reports in the related article Preparing Reports for use by Report Viewers. Y ou can use the same technique to transfer reports between Jet users without getting the warning message from Excel.  The report recipient can simply open the report and use it as they are accustomed.

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