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Open Excel 2003 in multiple windows on Windows7

Posted on 2011-09-26
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Can anyone help with this please?
I appreciate you can open 2 instances of excel by opening from the Excel icon from the taskbar but...
can you open 2 worksheets in seperate windows by double 2 excel files from the desktop?  They always open in the same window.

In XP you used to do this by adding the "%1" to the file association...
Please note this is Office2003 on Windows7
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by:clarkscott
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You must start Excel separately.
1.  You have 1 instance of Excel.
2.  Minimize the Entire Excel app, click on the Excel icon, - you know have a 2nd instance.

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by:Kannan K
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Hi,

By default in windows 7 you will get multiple window only. But windows 7 has cascading icons in single group. please refer the attached image.

KK, for your reference
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by:Danny Child
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In Excel, go to the Tools menu... Options.. select the View tab.. and tick the box for Windows In Taskbar.
This should give you multiple instances.  
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by:buddles
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so is there no way of doing what I need?  Need to display 2 windows to compare on multiple screens side by side by opening files from desktop rather than opening excel first?
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Thanks Dan for the suggestion but this is already ticked.
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by:Rob Henson
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If opening the files in the same window you can use the Arrange option to put them side by side for comparison. There is also the option for synchronised scrolling.

If not arranged side by side and the only two files open, you can use Ctrl + Tab to toggle between the two files; much as you would use Alt + Tab to toggle between the two instances.

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by:buddles
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Thanks Centerv.  Exactly what I was looking for.  Suprised this solution is so hard to find.
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by:centerv
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You're welcome.
Here's a recap from the link, should it go down.
Thanks to the poster.


open regedit
Next you need to navigate to the following registry entry
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTExcel.Sheet.8shellOpencommand
The (default) value will be something like this:
"C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12EXCEL.EXE" /e
And you'll want to append a "%1" to the end of that, making it:
"C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice12EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Next you'll want to rename the command key, which is right below the (Default) key, to command2 or something else.
Next you'll need to rename the ddeexec key here to ddeexec2 or something else:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTExcel.Sheet.8shellOpenddeexec
This will make the change for the Excel 97-2003 filetype.
If youwant to do the same thing for Excel 2007 files, you'll need to make thechanges to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTExcel.Sheet.12 key.
Hopefully this helps everyone out.

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