error renaming sheet excel 2002

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Subject: error renaming sheet excel 2002
Posted by:  jcha…
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003

When renaming a sheet in Excel an error message appears
can not rename sheet make sure name is less then 31
charactos, does not contain the following charactors.....
I have met all the conditions and still get the error.
Also the name of the document is inserted infront of the
new sheet name and can not be changed.  This may be
related to the fact that all these documents were created
in an earlier version of Excel - not sure.
I downloaded and installed the latest service pack and
updates and it did not fix this problem.  what else can I