When you export reports to Excel, (both for new and existing worksheets) QuickBooks crashes or freezes with no progress. This is caused by any of the following reasons:
- MS Office and QuickBooks versions are not compatible
- MS Office or QuickBooks installations are damaged
- There is a problem with the report or the data file itself
Excel worksheet has 256 column limit and will result in a warning message- "Excel allows 256 columns in a worksheet", if exceeded.
To troubleshoot the issue, you need to follow the outlined solutions in order.
Solution 1: Ensure the compatibility of QuickBooks Desktop and MS Office.
Solution 2: Update QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release.
Solution 3: Repair QuickBooks Desktop.
Solution 4: Verify and Rebuild Data in QuickBooks Desktop.
Solution 5: Repair MS Office.
Important: Intuit does not support Microsoft applications. We recommend having an IT professional to do this for you.