Excel Wants Me to sign in

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Wendy

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Every time I open an excel file, it now wants me to sign in. This didn't happen until a couple of days ago. Could a setting somewhere in excel have been changed (accidentally) that's making this happen? If I click OK it continues but it's annoying to have to do that every time I open a file. It's also putting "Admin" in the beginning of every comment that I insert into a cell.
 

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gus

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Don't use MS office anymore but it sounds like your OFFICE username has changed, it's set in office preferences


Have a look and see if that helps. Read ALL of that link.

BTW: what version of Office/Excel are you using?
 
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what is your Office version?
before this happened, what was it putting in cell comments?
because now it thinks your PC login name is Admin, so what has changed: Win update, new user profile, Office update?
but yes, due to a username change, it now wants you to re-sign in so you can be authenticated.
 

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I'm using Excel 2003 and that link you gave me doesn't exactly match but it's close enough. Truth is I don't know what the user name was when the computer was first set up for me. I'm not exactly into that kind of technical thing. I had been getting just one letter in the comments - now I get admin.

The link says I have to go into the registry to stop this from happening every time. I really don't want to touch the registry - I know that can be dangerous if I do something wrong. I suppose this is annoying enough that I'll have to do it, though it only says it only "may" fix the problem.
 

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That is not a log in screen of any sort. That is where your name and initials go so the program can add it to the document for when you and or some one edits, changes what ever a document.

Like the link that @gus provided states.
Your name and initials will be associated with any Office document that you create and will appear in places like comments, revisions, and general document properties. You can enter anything you like, but it’s a good idea to consider who you might be sharing documents with, or reviewing documents for, when choosing a user name. Most people simply use their first and last name.
For some reason the program is not saving the information. Something you may want to try if you do not feel comfortable doing the registry is a repair install of Office.

 

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Any update for us? This thread will be closed if not replied to within 48hrs.
 
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