20 Apr 12 6:39
I've posted this in the Office forum too but to no avail so was hoping someone might be able to offer some insight here (tenuous link, the user is running Windows XP Pro)
Here's the orignal post with a bit of an update wedged in...
I have a user who has several spreadsheets with embedded jpegs. When trying to open the jpegs he gets the following message:
Cannot start the source application for this object
I assumed this to be a file association issue at first but file association for jpeg files is fine. He has no issues opening the jpeg direct from source but not from within the spreadsheet.
Have tried running Excel under the local admin profile but still the same message so not a profile issue. Other users are able to open the embedded jpegs from these sheets.
For the record the spreadsheets reside on a network share and the embedded jpegs are in a separate folder on the same share.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated...an answer leading to a fix may well carry a knighthood.
update....have now tried this guy with a new profile and on a freshly built machine with a new profile and he still gets the same error...all the while others are using these spreadsheets without issue, even if I log him on to a mchine that is happy opening these files it still fails for him...I'm wondering whether I should check him for rogue magnetic fields or something
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