Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Most of the unsupported features can be categorized as follows:
Workbook security — Settings such as restricted permissions, digital signatures, and workbook
protection. SharePoint security can usually replace these features.
External data queries — Features such as query tables, SharePoint lists, and links to other
workbooks. Excel Services supports PivotTables.
Graphics objects — These include pictures, shapes, SmartArt, and WordArt. Most chart types are
supported on the server.
Code, macros, and solutions — Extensibility features, such as VBA projects, ActiveX objects, and
The following sections detail the unsupported features, and recommend workarounds in the cases
where they are available.
When the server encounters one or more unsupported features, it displays an error message containing
the full list of such features. In several cases, these features will be grouped together into one group of
unsupported features, so it will not be straightforward to know, just by reading the error message, which
features are not supported. You will have to scan your workbook for these features.