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Error while creating empty workbook when trying to open a new report in Statement Writer

When you choose to create a new report for QuickBooks Statement Writer (QSW), you get the message

Error while creating empty workbook
Why this is happening

There are afew possible causes for this error:

  • Your computer is missing the Visual Studio Tools for Office or other necessary components and settings.
  • You installed an older version of MS Excel that does not have Visual Studio components.
  • Your company file name contains special characters that are in conflict with Microsoft Windows guidelines to create a folder.
  • You are using Microsoft Office 64-bit version. Intuit Statement Writer is only compatible with the 32-bit version of Office.
How to fix it

Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.


KB ID# SLN43247
4/29/2017 6:24:02 AM
QYPPRDQBKSWS05 9138 Pro 2017 904ce7