It sounds like I'm having the same problem that Annemarieth describes in her post. I am using V9 and running a project export from a batch file to create an xls file. When I run the batch, I see the Monarch windows pop up, but it happens too quickly to catch an error message if there is one. I can run the project without an export with no problem. I can run the project in batch and export to a txt file with no problem. Exporting to an xls file does not work. I suspect that with the V9 xls enhancements that I need to set an option somewhere. Thanks for the help.