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Open multiple workbooks in an instance of Excel 2013

I want to open more than one workbook in the same instance of Excel 2013 preview. I was told on the Microsoft tech forum that it can't be done. Can anyone confirm this? If that's the case I am done with any future versions of Excel, I can see no earthly reason why users would be forced to tile two instances, hogging up screen real estate and thus severely limiting the view of either workbook, just to copy and paste between workbooks ala Excel 2010.
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terencino

8/22/2022 - Mon
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do you mean manually opening Excel workbooks ? yes you can open as many as you want. Thru VBA the instruction workbooks.add will create a new workbook under the same Excel application already started. And Workbooks.Open filename:="My Filename and path" will open the file name called My Filename and path

OOPSSS I just noticed you mentioned Excel 2013 !!! sorry do not have this version but would be surprised it is not the same as older versions as explained above. Will chk anyhow and revert.
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If I had a dollar for every time I have read "the benefits of upgrading are not worth the headache" well...and so far that's my take on Office 2013. I played around and managed to open 2 workbooks in the same instance of Excel - I did a repair installation and that seems to have solved that problem. I agree with what you say except for the fact that I most often have worksheets (2 or even 3) tiled horizontally which seems to hog up much more real estate. Even on my giant 25" screen that's too much for my tastes unless I have Excel maximized. Also I didn't realize that the Skydrive hocus pocus is what was slowing it down - seems like the file menu is painfully slow. is there a way to disable that "feature"?

Letting someone else keep my data...would give me the night terrors.
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