I have mentioned 2 visual issues with Excel 2007 recently, and I think they may be both resolved so I thought I would summarise here.
Here I mentioned about a full screen lock-up. We have applied many of the hotfixes released since SP1, which will be rolled up into SP2 due out any minute. This issue (caused by a leakage of GDI objects – possibly caused by graphs or drawing objects) seems now resolved and we have no recent reports of this screen freeze.
Secondarily I discussed disappearing workbooks on open here. I have only seen reports of this on multi screen setups. If you maximise the Excel window it will only maximise to a single screen, but you can de-maximise and resize across both screens – you can then have 2 workbooks open with nearly a full screen view – one on each screen. If you save and close the wb on the secondary window it will remember its placement within the Excel desktop.
If you then maximise Excel on the primary screen (or at lest drag it off the second screen) and reopen that file, it opens ok, but ‘displays’ on the secondary monitor. Which is not visible – so you cant see it. Resize the Excel application window back across both screens and there it is, over on the side.
Bug or operator error? you decide, but maybe Excel could check the proposed window is at least partially within the current XLDESK window?
Finally I heard about another issue last week that seemed to be related to freezing panes in certain (not particularly massive) spreadsheets in 2007. Seemingly scrolling and screenupdating don’t quite work right, I havent seen that myself – have you?
please let us know if you have seen these issues, and if these fixes work