Since May of this year, I’ve been trying to snap screenshots and videos of those special moments when my software (or hardware) interactions have been… less than stellar.

Would you believe Microsoft bits have accounted for more than a few of these? Sure, but you have to go way back in time to find them. All the way back to Excel 2008 for the Mac, in fact.

I opened a spreadsheet and was treated to this modal dialog:

Excel File Error


3 thoughts on “Usability Hall of Shame: Excel

  1. Sounds like the file may have been corrupt. I certainly would rather know when I open it rather than silently losing data.

    Of course if it’s a spreadsheet you saved with Excel… then I’d agree that belongs in a hall of shame.

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