Users have reported receiving Error #282 when exporting data from GIFTS 6.2 and above to Excel 2007.
Cause: Error #282 is a timeout error that is caused by Excel 2007 not opening in the allotted time. You must change the timeout length to resolve this issue. To change the timeout length:
1. From the Administrator module, go to Setup > Preferences > Preferences Editor. 2. Double-click Preferences in the System section. 3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, and enter DDETimeout-Office12=10. 4. Click OK . The timeout length is changed.