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Open Excel 2000 files in new windows like Word 2000

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Hi

Does anyone know how I can open Excel (XLS) files in new Excel 2000 windows like Word 2000 (each Word (DOC) file is opened in a new window).

It is possible to start Excel from a DOS Prompt twice with different names, and then obtain two separate windows each containing one file - but this not an appropiate solution...

Regards,
Brian
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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In the VIEW options, the "windows in taskbar" will place a "window" for each file in the windows taskbar, but i guess that you want it even differently.

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Dracos earned 100 total points
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Hi.
You need to change the XLS files behavior.

Open My Computer.
If you have Windows 98, 95 go to View - Folder Options.
If you have any other OS, go to Tools - Folder Options.
Select the "File Types" tab.
Scroll down to the "XLS" extension and clikc on Advanced (or Edit).
Then you should see a check-box "Browse in same window". Make sure this check box isn't selected.
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by:Brian_HP
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Hi Dracos,

Your answer was not all I needed. Your solution only put each XLS file into the task bar, I wanted each XLS in different windows. But, your hint helped me to solved the problem properly, and therefore I'll give you the points anyway.

The right solutions is to do what you propose. After that, you will have to add a new action, e.g. called oooo, and copy the program execution line from Open into this and add ["%1"], i.e. ["...\Excel.exe" \e "%1"]. And finally, mark this new action as the default/standard. Solved!

BTW, do not propose answers, only comments! Comments can be turned into answers ....

Regards, Brian
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by:Brian_HP
ID: 6950308
Hi Dracos,

Your answer was not all I needed. Your solution only put each XLS file into the task bar, I wanted each XLS in different windows. But, your hint helped me to solved the problem properly, and therefore I'll give you the points anyway.

The right solutions is to do what you propose. After that, you will have to add a new action, e.g. called oooo, and copy the program execution line from Open into this and add ["%1"], i.e. ["...\Excel.exe" \e "%1"]. And finally, mark this new action as the default/standard. Solved!

BTW, do not propose answers, only comments! Comments can be turned into answers ....

Regards, Brian
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