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Powerpoint 2007: how to open a file in a separate window/process/instance?

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How do I re-configure Powerpoint 2007 to open a file in a separate window/process/instance?

This question had been already posted on this forum a few months ago, with this comment:

"What's crazy though is that previously when I opened a new powerpoint document or already created powerpoint file, it would open in its own separate window automatically! I thought this was the default setting."

Exactly the same thing just happend to me, after a microsoft update.

 The answer was "re-install" ppt07 from scratch. Is there any other way?

Thanks,

Olivier

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by:GlennaShaw
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The answer wasn't reinstall 2007.
Click View, and under the Window section, click Arrange All.
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by:romarin12
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Thanks Glenna - But that will place several "offspring-windows" inside one same large application window. Since I am working with 2 screens, I would like to have one window per screen, that may mean 2 separate instance.

You said in
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Powerpoint/Q_23279813.html
that "PowerPoint is a single instance application and ALWAYS HAS BEEN."

But the other user said:
"I re-installed Office, and now it works perfectly.  It default opens any ppt or pptx in a different instance of powerpoint (still only one task in the task manager though)."

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by:GlennaShaw
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The other user is mistaken, note they also said:
It default opens any ppt or pptx in a different instance of powerpoint (still only one task in the task manager though).
One task in the task manager means one instance of the application.
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by:romarin12
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yeah - I noticed that
So, there is no option to have two separate windows on two separate screens?
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by:GlennaShaw
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Only the work-arounds written up here:
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00793.htm
and here:
http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/mmmagic.html
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The best solution I have found is to set-up a new user account and to run ppt as the new user. The DOS command is :

runas /env /user:olivier_user "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\POWERPNT.EXE"

you will have to enter the new user password at the prompt

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This is exactly the same thing as written up here:
http://www.pptalchemy.co.uk/mmmagic.html

Thanks for including the DOS prompt though.
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