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When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file because the Excel program was terminated outside of Quickbooks"

I have tried restarting Quickbooks, restarting the computer, ran an online repair of office but I still get the same err

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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file bec...

You came in the right place, goodymobbin

 

It’s good that you’ve tried some troubleshooting steps beforehand. I agree with Fiat Lux recommendation. You can try the simple uninstalling and reinstalling your MS Office. If it doesn't work, then you can try the full office uninstall tool.

 

Once done, you can export your data from your QuickBooks again. 

 

If you're trying to export customer data or report, you can have these article as your reference: 

Also, here's an article for a complete overview of importing and exporting data: Import/export overview.

 

Please let me know how these steps work out for you, and we'll go from there.

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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file because the Excel program was terminated outside of Quickbooks"

hi @goodymobbin ,

Try to reinstall MS Office on your machine. Are you using MS Office 2016 or MS Office 2019?

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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file because the Excel program was terminated outside of Quickbooks"

Using Office 2016. Should I use the full office uninstall tool or should a simple uninstall/reinstall help?
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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file bec...

You came in the right place, goodymobbin

 

It’s good that you’ve tried some troubleshooting steps beforehand. I agree with Fiat Lux recommendation. You can try the simple uninstalling and reinstalling your MS Office. If it doesn't work, then you can try the full office uninstall tool.

 

Once done, you can export your data from your QuickBooks again. 

 

If you're trying to export customer data or report, you can have these article as your reference: 

Also, here's an article for a complete overview of importing and exporting data: Import/export overview.

 

Please let me know how these steps work out for you, and we'll go from there.

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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file bec...

Reinstalling Office seems to have worked. Everything is working now. Thank you for your help!

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Re: When trying to Export to Excel I get an error "Quickbooks cannot export to the Excel file bec...

It's nice to have you in the Community again, @goodymobbin.

 

Thanks for taking the time to post an update and including that reinstalling the software seems to have resolved the issue. 

 

The sharing of ideas and solutions is one of the many things that makes the Community such a great place. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. 
 

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