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“Document Not Saved” error in Excel

Its so common that we convert an excel to a PDF. It happens almost everyday for me.

It was recently that I got to see the error “Document Not Saved” while converting an excel to a PDF file.


Here are the steps which helped me resolve the issue:

  1. Step 1: Check for your permissions – Many of the times, a shared file might restrict saving the file into other forms. In this case, get the proper permissions for yourself
  2. Step 2: You have embedded objects in your excel (MS Support Link)
    1. If you do, then the workaround is to remove the embedded objects and try saving the file again
    2. If you don’t know anything about the existence of embedded objects just like I do, then perform the following steps Smile 
      1. Use the Go To option from the Edit menu or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + G to open the Go To dialog box.
      2. Click on Special.
      3. Select Objects in the Special dialog box.
      4. Click Ok.
      5. This will highlight all the embedded objects on the excel file – now you can delete them Smile 

Picked up the above information from this link (Thanks!)

Hope this helps!


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