Damn you, Microsoft. It's 2013, why does your software still operate as though it was built to cause frustration?
I've been keeping extensive project notes in Excel 2011. Normally I use Google Docs, but I wanted to take advantage of the more sophisticated row and column formatting options in Excel 2011.
This week I shared the location of the file with a co-worker. He opened the file, found the whole project blank (like, without even a single worksheet) and just figured I hadn't added any notes yet.
Today we learned that Excel 2010 didn't like opening the file that was made in Excel 2011. I tried saving it in old-fashioned .xls format. He still couldn't open the file. I was able to open it in Excel 2007, but even after saving it as both .xlsx and .xls, it still didn't open.
A little while after I'd given up trying he noticed that Excel 2010 had tried to pop up a window with the spreadsheet off screen. Like, as though he were running a virtual desktop, even though he isn't. And apparently Excel 2010 doesn't have a 'cascade window' menu item any more, so he had to do all sorts of contortions to get the spreadsheet to appear.
Microsoft, man, I sure hate you sometimes.