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Hello everyone :-)
I've been a Lotus 123 user since 1984 and have never found a better spreadsheet for my applications, mostly because of the simplicity of this program's macro commands.
However, I encounter some small problems that I did not have with Windows 7 (!)
I would therefore be happy to find a correspondent who still uses Lotus 123.
Perhaps this is the case among the members of this forum...
Thank you for your help
 

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Wow.. Lotus 123.. that's an old product but a good one.

My first thought is you may have to run it in a VM with an OS that it works best with

BTW,, Hi and welcome to the forum.. hope you have a great day
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Hello everyone :)
I've been a Lotus 123 user since 1984 and have never found a better spreadsheet for my applications, mostly because of the simplicity of this program's macro commands.
However, I encounter some small problems that I did not have with Windows 7 (!)
I would therefore be happy to find a correspondent who still uses Lotus 123.
Perhaps this is the case among the members of this forum...
Thank you for your help
It would be better to state your problem(s) or nobody will know how to help.
 

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Have you gone straight from Win 7 to 11?
I seem to recall issues with Lotus on W10 so those issues would conceivably still be present in Win 11. Long time since I've used Lotus though and all could be well now

* EDIT* I see from your sig you are running W10 pro, apologies
 
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Thank you for this warm welcome! :-)

It is one of the latest versions of Lotus 123 (9.6) which is installed on my PC with W10 64 bits.
My first idea would be to find a Lotus 123 user and share the problem with knowledge of this software.
To be very precise, for example when I am working on a 123 file, the macro commands are not usable because they close the file.

The idea of a VM seems interesting to me.
As you seem to have this knowledge, could you guide me? I'm on Windows 10 64 bit and Lotus 123 works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Thanks in advance
 

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Indeed, everything worked perfectly under W7.
I went from 7 to 8, then from 8 to 10. Now, I hesitate with W11 because I don't see the point yet.
I must specify that my occupations are mainly associative with essentially standard office software.
 

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Thank you for this warm welcome! :)

It is one of the latest versions of Lotus 123 (9.6) which is installed on my PC with W10 64 bits.
My first idea would be to find a Lotus 123 user and share the problem with knowledge of this software.
To be very precise, for example when I am working on a 123 file, the macro commands are not usable because they close the file.

The idea of a VM seems interesting to me.
As you seem to have this knowledge, could you guide me? I'm on Windows 10 64 bit and Lotus 123 works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Thanks in advance
There are lots of members that are good at using VM's,. If you have access to a copy of Win 7 that might fix all of your issues. You can run that in the VM and run Lotus in that
 

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If you're running the Millenium Edition it should run well on Windows 10. I see no reason to go to Windows 11. My opinion.
 

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If you're running the Millenium Edition it should run well on Windows 10. I see no reason to go to Windows 11. My opinion.
W10 and 11 has essentially the same guts tbh
 

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I kept the official version of W7 with its key.
I ask for nothing more than a little help in choosing the program that will allow me to install this VM.
Do you have a suggestion ?
 

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I kept the official version of W7 with its key.
I ask for nothing more than a little help in choosing the program that will allow me to install this VM.
Do you have a suggestion ?
If you're on W10 Pro then turn on Hyper V in turn on additional features then have a search in the top right of the forum for installing virtual machines, in fact I'll do it.......


Or

 

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I'm still using Lotus 123. Apart from a few very minor issues it has been fine all the way from Win 98 to Win 11 Pro. I must have had a reason to be running it in Admin mode but can't now recollect it. Anyway, try running 123w.exe As Administrator.
 

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Many thanks for your advices. :)
I'll get this started!
 

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Hello everyone :-)
I've been a Lotus 123 user since 1984 and have never found a better spreadsheet for my applications, mostly because of the simplicity of this program's macro commands.
However, I encounter some small problems that I did not have with Windows 7 (!)
I would therefore be happy to find a correspondent who still uses Lotus 123.
Perhaps this is the case among the members of this forum...
Thank you for your help
Bonjour JDLion40 : je découvre votre message sur ce forum. Je suis aussi toujours utilisateur de 123.
Je l'ai installé sur mes 3 PC ( avec Windows 10) dont un en 64 bits. Cela marche très bien.
J'ai la version 9.8 la dernière que j'avais réussi à récupérer.
Je l'utilise quotidiennement (même si j'ai Excel aussi pour le boulot) car j'ai gardé l'habitude des commandes clavier qui permettent souvent d'être plus rapide que sur Excel. Seul défaut que j'y trouve c'est que le scrolling souris ne marche pas. Dommage.
On garde le contact pour nos pratiques ?
Bon après-midi
Cordialement
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Hello JDLion40: I discover your message on this forum. I am also still a user of 123. I installed it on my 3 PCs (with Windows 10) including one in 64 bits. It works very well. I have version 9.8 the last one I managed to recover. I use it daily (even if I also have Excel for work) because I have kept the habit of keyboard commands that often allow to be faster than on Excel. The only flaw I find is that the scrolling mouse does not work. Too bad. Do we keep in touch for our practices? Good afternoon Kind regards Pht
I also use Lotus SmartSuite 9.8, have 9.7 on disc. I started with Lotus 1-2-3 on a work computer on MS-DOS 5 and put it on my home computer in '92. Back then the 3-button mouse mostly used the middle button with CAD programs like AutoCad when creating drawings. I don't think Lotus caught up with the scroll wheel over time. Pressing down on the wheel will click on the cell the pointer is on.

And No, I don't speak French, let www.duckduckgo.com do it for me.
 

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Hello JDLion40: I discovered your message on this forum. I'm also still a 123 user. I installed it on my 3 PCs (with Windows 10) including one in 64 bits. It works very well. I have version 9.8 the last one I had managed to recover. I use it daily (even if I also have Excel for work) because I'm still used to using keyboard commands which often allow me to be faster than in Excel. Only flaw I find is that the mouse scrolling does not work. Shame. Do we keep in touch for our practices? Good afternoon Cordially PhT
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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