I purchased 2019 QB accountant edition and is not functioning with my Excel 2007 program.

I purchased 2019 Accountant Quick book and unable to open the statement writer with my Excel 2007 program.  Support states that 2007 Excel is compatible with statement writer, but after 4 phone call no one is able to fix the problem


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Only Excel works with QB; you cannot use open source or Lotus or whatever other spreadsheet tool you have, because QB connects directly to Excel and Word as "Add in" connectivity. Statement Writer is a skin on Excel (all macros and embedded formats).

You didn't mention what "unable" means. Getting an error? Won't launch at all? This article shows the Warning message pop up; is that what you are getting? It lists the compatible Excel requirements and how to Bypass that for newer Excel:


Did you make sure the QB program allows the connection, in Edit menu > Preferences, Integrated Applications? I have mine set to Prompt, for the connectivity certificate?

Did you install Office/Excel as 32-bit? Microsoft warns you that this type of connectivity works better with 32-bit; QB is a 32-bit program, as well.

It appears that Office/Excel 2010 is the earliest supported by QB 2019, which is not by definition also the list for ISW, of course, but a good guideline:


Here are earlier specs with installation/compatibility notes:



I have a computer with both Excel 2013 and 2016 installed, and it won't use 2016 and I haven't bother to address this. I know this, because Excel 2013 is lavender when it launches, and Excel 2016 is dark green. Please see my attachment.

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