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  • Patch Lady – what is Excel spill?

    Posted on September 11th, 2020 at 00:07 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    So today on two different spreadsheets at the office I experienced “Spill”

    It’s hard to describe Spill.

    I’m sure to someone, somewhere this works.  But in my case I was doing an @sum function and all of a sudden I got a series of entries.  In the case of a coworker she was trying to “+” something and got this #SPILL error.

    Dearest, sweetest Microsoft…. just give me a nice quiet boring Excel and stop introducing things we don’t need and in my case, in an unexpected location that I didn’t ask for and feels more like an introduced bug.  Mind you I’m on the enterprise channel so it appears that Spill is now in wide distribution in Excel.

    Bottom line if you get this Spill error, it’s not just you, and you may have to clear out some cells to get your Spreadsheet back to normal.