have you tested this theory yet ? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! i find excel can be a pain in the ass often when opening stored docs when you already have it open. it is buggy programing which is probably facilitated by windblows someone from windblows probably needs to tell exell to sort their shit out there is critical level coding that dominates the system base software in their infinite wisdom at "making things easy" and probably syncing things. are you running 'what-eva version 10 plus painpointOH" ? you cant fix it you can only work around while you throw your laptop at the wall have you asked for T2 IT help desk to escalate your issue with needing an onsite technician to "turn it off then on again" ?