April 28, 2011

Excel 2007 Error: There was a problem sending the commad to the program

If you are getting this error "There was a problem sending the commad to the program" while opening an Excel file , probably the reason of this error could be "Ignore other application that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" option is enabled in Microsoft Excel 2007.
To disable it, go to "Excel Options" - > "Advanced Tab"
Microsoft Excel 2007: Excel Option : Advanced Tab

Scroll down to "General Options", now you can see "Ignore other application that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" is checked (Tick mark).
Microsoft Excel 2007: Excel Option : Advanced Tab : General Options

Uncheck "Ignore Other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange(DDE)" : (Remove the tick mark) and click "OK".
Microsoft Excel 2007: Excel Option :Ignore Other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange(DDE)

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