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When I open a Excel file  I would like it to open in seperate sessions.  Mine opens in the same Excel session that I can select Window then the file I want to work with. Is this possible?

Thanks,
Bob
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by:anil_kumar137
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Hello, please do the following


1. In Windows Explorer, choose the Tools/Folder Options menu.
 2. Click on the File Types tab
 3. Scroll down and select the "XLS Microsoft Excel Worksheet" item
 4. Click the "Advanced" button
 5. Uncheck the "Browse in same window" option
 
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1. In Windows Explorer, choose the Tools/Folder Options menu.
2. Click on the File Types tab
3. Scroll down and select the "XLS Microsoft Excel Worksheet" item
4. Click the "Advanced" button
5. Uncheck the "Browse in same window" option

the above might give problems opening files that have spaces in them. Continue on to fix that...

6. Click on "Open" in the Actions list
7. Click the "Edit" button
8. Click in the "Application used to perform action:" box
9. Scroll to the very end. It will say something like ...EXCEL.EXE" /e %1
10. Put quotes around the %1, so it now ends with ...EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
11. Click OK twice, Close once, and there we go
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by:RobertStamm
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I appilied the suggested changes.  If I open new workbooks they will open seperate sessions.  Existing workbooks continue to go into one session.  Ideas??
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by:anil_kumar137
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Even that also opens in different sessions
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by:RobertStamm
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Had to do one additional step.

Uncheck the "Use DDE" box
Click OK
Click OK
Click Close

Giving point to both of you for your help.
Thanks,
Bob
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by:RobertStamm
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Thanks to both.

Bob
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by:upcjdidner
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Every time you run Excel from the Start menu, you get a separate session. See if you can use that to your advantage.
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by:RobertStamm
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Are you suggesting that I DO NOT change the settings suggested above?  
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by:upcjdidner
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I've never had to change the settings. If I want two Excel sessions, I choose Start > Excel twice. Then I load what I want into whichever session I want.

Hope this helps.
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by:RobertStamm
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Thanks for the tip.
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