We a re having a strange problem with Excel on a number of PCs connected
to our Novell 6.5 system.

If a user tries to open an Excel file through Window Explorer and that
file is already open, the file partially opens and then Excel crashes.

If they open up Excel first then do File - Open is usually opens OK.

I am fairly sure this is related to Novell rather than Excel itself. Has
anyone else come across this exact problem before?

I found a couple of similar (but not identical) issues in the knowledge
base on here but they seemed to be MAC related.

The PCs are running a variety of Client versions upto the latest 4.91 SP2
with patches.