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Error: "Microsoft Office Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action"

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Novell GroupWise 8
Microsoft Office Excel 2003


Microsoft Office Excel throws the  Error "Microsoft Office Excel is waiting for another application to complete an OLE action" while sending an excel sheet as a Mail Recipient (as attachment)


Reported to Engineering
Use GroupWise 7 client.

Additional Information

Steps to Duplicate:
1. Login to GroupWise 8 client.
2. Open Microsoft Excel 2003 and type in few words in the excel sheet.
3. Click on File | Send to | Mail Recipient (as attachment)
4. It will open up a new mail, continue typing something in the body of the mail for 3-4 minutes.
Excel will throw the above mentioned error. 
Note: The above error does not prevent user from working on the mail and mail goes fine.


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  • Document ID:7003551
  • Creation Date:16-JUN-09
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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