One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every time. Here's how (Excel is in French at work, translations may be off):
Select three cells from the pivot table
Select Conditional formatting -> Highlight rules (first one) -> Other rules
Select "Apply formatting only to first or last values" in the new window
Excel will stop responding. Below is the Event from the Windows Event viewer (Bing translated from French):
Faulting module name: EXCEL.EXE, version: 15.0.4535.1507, time stamp: 0x52282c09 exception Code: 0xc0000005 error offset: 0x00000000008104fb faulting process ID: 0xfb0 faulting application start time: 0x01cec9c04bac50a7 faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE report ID: 0d6d418d-417c-11e3-9520-e0cb4e24e8d1
This is on my computer. I have Office 2013 64 bits with no add-ins and have been able to reproduce the same issue as hers. She has Office 2010 32 bits with some add-ins (mainly for VBA scripting and formulas).
I can't deactivate DDE since pivot tables will stop working.
The error on her PC is the same as mine.
The error will still show up with Excel in safe mode. (/s)
On both her PC and mine there is nothing checked on the compatibility tab for Excel.
This is a really weird and annoying issue, and so far I haven't been able to fix it.