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Troubleshooting CalTOX Problems
Problem: I get the error message “Cannot find DatCal.” followed by an arcane macro error.
Cause: The most common reason that CalTOX 2.3 will not run is that it was not started according to this strict procedure.
- Open Microsoft Excel®;
- Select Open from the File drop-down menu;
- Locate the subdirectory that contains the 6 files needed to run CalTOX 2.3 in the Look in: drop-down menu at the top of the Open window;
- Open the RunCal.xls file.
Note that RunCal cannot be started from Windows Explorer or from the bottom of the Files drop-down menu (if it was one of the last files used in Excel® it will appear here). The reason these convenient shortcuts cannot be used is that Excel® identifies a default directory for every “session”. The best way to ensure that Excel® has set the subdirectory with the six CalTOX files as the default directory is by the four-step process described above.
Page last updated April 15, 2019.
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