A NodeXL user asked recently how he could turn a NodeXL workbook into a regular Excel workbook -- one that doesn't have a graph pane and doesn't require the NodeXL software to open. The answer is that NodeXL workbooks are distinguished by a set of
custom properties, and if you remove those custom properties, the workbook reverts to a regular Excel workbook.
The properties are easy to delete once you find them, but Excel buries them in an unexpected location. To delete them, do this:
* Round Office Button, Prepare, Properties.
* Document Properties (upper-right corner of the properties window), Advanced Properties.
* Delete the _AssemblyLocation, _AssemblyName, and Solution ID properties.
* Save the workbook.
When you reopen the workbook, it will no longer have a graph pane or NodeXL ribbon tab.