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Mike

Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:04 PM

All browsers download files in different ways but I have checked your video log and can see that you are using Windows 7 and the latest version of Google Chrome and that you are trying to download the sample file set for Excel 2007 (Essential and Expert).

 

To understand your problem I also used the latest version of Google Chrome.  Here’s how you can download the sample file set using Google Chrome:

 

1. Went to the download sample files page for Excel 2007:

 

http://excelcentral.com/excel2007/essential/samplefiles.aspx

 

2. Clicked the big orange button “Download Sample Files (Recommended Option).

 

3. A small icon appeared in the bottom left of my screen that looked like this:

 

Small icon appeared.png

 

4.. I clicked the drop-down arrow on the right of the button (after the file had downloaded) and clicked OPEN.

 

Clicked Open.png

 

5. The WinZip dialog appeared and I clicked UNZIP.

 

Clicked Unzip.png

 

6. A dialog appeared saying that all of the files had been unzipped:

 

23 files unzippped.png

 

I was then able to open any of the sample files from the C:/Practice folder.

 

If you are still having difficulties let me know which of the steps above (1-7) caused you a problem and also let me know any error messages that were displayed. 

 

Best Regards

 

 

Mike Smart


DeeDee

Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

When I download the files the options in the Save As box are either Applications or All Files only, so it doesn't open as excel even if I am in the excel program.


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