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Excel 2007 File > New set the workbook

Hi experts.

I want to set the default book that opens with I click Office Button > New in Excel 2007.  I have placed my book.xltx file in the XLSTART startup location of:


This works well and comes into affect when I OPEN the application - my workbook opens as the default workbook.

However, I want this workbook to open when I click Office Button > New. I've tried putting it in
no luck

I've tried naming it Sheet and putting it in
but no luck.

1 Solution
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
You would have to override the builtin command using XML (see Ron's site here for instructions: http://www.rondebruin.nl/ribbon.htm).
Alternatively, use Ctrl+N or the New button on the Quick Access Toolbar instead and your template will be used.
Fi69Author Commented:
Thanks Rorya, I've done what you've suggested as a solution. I had noticed the the quick access button and Ctrl+N shortcut generated the correct workbook. It amazes me that the File > New > workbook doesn't target the same workbook. Seems crazy to me!

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