Typically, Windows users get the error message “There was a problem sending a command to an excel program“. So you’re not alone. Windows usually sends commands to MS Office via dynamic data exchange. However, if Windows can’t connect to Microsoft Excel, this annoying error occurs.
If you click OK, the problem is resolved. However, when you restart your computer, the error appears again. If the error occurs every time you open a file, you need to fix the problem.
What causes the “problem sending a command to the program” error?
When Windows sends DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) commands to Microsoft Office applications, but the operating system cannot connect to the application, an error occurs: there is a problem sending a command to the program.