Chicago, IL (PressExposure) December 22, 2009 -- Windows uses many tools and utilities to provide functionalities to the application and to communicate with each other. One of such tools which is introduced in the recent update of MS Office is the DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) which allows you to communicate among different applications. DDE can be used to link cells in MS Excel workbook or to other different applications like MS Word, MS Access etc.
This functionality is so advanced that if you change a value in the linked application the change will reflected automatically in MS Excel workbook. But recently it was noticed that sometimes DDE unables to link successfully to an MS Excel workbook due to which many problems were arising and in extreme cases data loss is caused. This is one of the major drawbacks of DDE functionality, which programmers were trying to solve from a long time.
In the recent meeting of the programmers, a team from Microsoft has cleared that this issue is generally caused due to the corrupted MS Excel workbook or application. Thatâs why users are facing error messages like âWord could not re-establish a DDE connection to Microsoft Excel to complete the current taskâ at the time of connecting to the MS Excel. The DDE issue is now rectified properly in the latest updates of MS Office and for existing application users can use any Excel Repair File software to repair the damaged MS Excel file successfully, so that the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) utility can work properly.