Excel and Solver Error: Workbook is currently referenced by another workbook error

Resetting an add-in if you receive an error when using Solver in Excel.


Solver Error: "This workbook is currently referenced by another workbook and cannot be closed"

Workbook currently referenced


To Reset Solver Add-in in Excel

  1. From the File Menu, select Options

    File Menu select Options

  2. Select Add-ins in the left navigation then at the bottom of the windows, ensure the "Manage:" drop-down displays Excel Add-ins and click on Go.

    Select Add-ins and Go

  3. Uncheck all the boxes, then click OK

    Solver Table Uncheck Boxes

  4. Exit Excel
  5. Open Excel and a blank workbook
  6. Repeat steps 1-4 rechecking the boxes that were previously unchecked




Keywords:Microsoft error   Doc ID:63468
Owner:Seth C.Group:UW Stout
Created:2016-05-17 16:43 CDTUpdated:2020-05-11 15:01 CDT
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