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Hi, I need some help in getting one Excel workbook to show up on my monitor and the other on my laptop.  The first time I open an Excel workbook I dragged it over to my monitor.  I opened the second one and it displayed on my desktop which is what I want however, once I closed the workbooks and reopened them, they automatically went to my monitor and so did all subsequent workbooks that I opened.  They just piled up one on top of the other.  I tried to minimize one and it minimized all of them.  

Why would it do it the first time and not any others?  Is there a way to correct this? Thanks.
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With one of the files open, right click on the Excel icon on the task bar and click on Microsoft Excel to open another instance. You can then open the other file you need in the new workbook.
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I'm afraid I jump the gun here.  I awarded you the points before I realized that your solution is not exactly what I need.  I would like to keep this going but don't know how.  

My Excel icon is not on the Taskbar but rather on the start menu.  I right clicked it and it opened up a "new instance" but I don't need a "new" workbook, I need to work with pre-existing workbooks on two different screens.  It would have been nice if it had allowed me to choose which workbook I wanted to open when I right clicked it instead of giving me a new one.  Is there any way we can leave this open so you can respond? Thanks.
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It does not allow you to open an existing workbook from there, but you can click on the drop-down arrow and browse for the file you need to open. You will then be able to work with two books on different screens.
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