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QuickBooks Desktop crashes when exporting report to Excel worksheet

by Intuit Updated 4 weeks ago

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
  • Limitation of earlier versions of MS Excel
Excel worksheet has 256 column limit and will result in a warning message- "Excel allows 256 columns in a worksheet", if exceeded.
  • How to export report from QuickBooks Desktop to Excel worksheet?

To troubleshoot the issue, you need to follow the outlined solutions in order.

Solution 1: Ensure the compatibility of QuickBooks Desktop and MS Office.

Important: Intuit does not support Microsoft applications. We recommend having an IT professional to do this for you.

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