Excel 2016 does not open Excel templates from my bank .

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    Ruurd Koopmans

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    Excel templates that I download from my bank or tax authorities can not be opened with Excel 2016.
    Prevouously there were never problems with Excel 2007.
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    Ruurd Koopmans, Mar 26, 2018
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    What is the file extension? Have you checked to see if you can download a new compatible version of the templates in question?
     
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    extensions xlsx. and by the way, xls files that I have received from others give the same problem now.
    All open up with Exel 2007 without a hitch.
     
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    So it doesn't open any templates with a .xlsx extension, or any .xls spreadsheets? What error do you get exactly?
     
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    Exel staarts churning in "protected vieuw" which leads to nothing. Then message: corrupt file
     
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    Ah ok, sometimes workbooks created in older versions of Excel are just not compatible with newer versions. Bit frustrating but it can happen. Microsoft have a guide on how to repair a corrupted file which is worth a look:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...workbook-153A45F4-6CAB-44B1-93CA-801DDCD4EA53

    If that doesn't work you could always try opening Excel, setting the calculation option to Manual, then try opening the template.
     
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