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Patterns do not display in a Web browser in Excel


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This article was previously published under Q201487

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Symptoms

When you apply a pattern, diagonal border, or rotated text to a cell, the formatting is not displayed when viewed in a Web browser.

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Cause

This problem is not browser-specific. HTML does not have the ability to display these formatting features.

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More information

This behavior occurs when you do the following:
In Excel 2003 and earlier versions, you click Save as Web Page on the File menu. If you then click Save to save an HTML file, or you click Publish twice to publish it as a Web page, you will see the problem when you view the saved or published page in a Web browser.

In Excel 2007, you click the Microsoft Office Button, click Save As, and then select Web Page in the Save as type list. If you click Save to save an HTML file or if you click Publish two times, you will see the problem when you view the saved or published page in a Web browser.
In Excel 2003 and earlier versions, you preview a file as a Web page in Excel by clicking Web Page Preview on the File menu.

In Excel 2007, you preview a file as a Web page by clicking Web Page Preview on the Quick Access Toolbar.

Note To add Web Page Preview to the Quick Access Toolbar, do the following:
1.Click the Microsoft Office Button.
2.Click Excel Options.
3.Click the Customize category.
4.Select All Commands in the Choose commands from list.
5.Select Web Page Preview, and then click OK.

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References

For more information about cell formatting, press F1 to open Excel Help. Then, type Format cells quickly in the search text box. Then, click Search to view the topic.

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Keywords: KB201487, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 201487
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/23/2007
Published on : 1/23/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 404