Hello everybody, I really like the IB DDE link to Excel. I would like to use it, but 20 minutes after opening the Excel spreadsheet, all the Excel fields with the quotes freeze. I am using Windows Me and Excel 2000. Has anybody encountered the same problem ??? Have you found a solution ? I already e-mailed IB tech support. They suggested to reinstall Explorer, Excel and new Java version, scan and defragment the hard disc, scan for virusses, repair my Office installation. I did all that, but the problem is still there. Does anybody have a solution ? Jozef.