Open Excel in separate windows

Posted on 2014-03-24
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Last Modified: 2014-03-27
How can I configure Excel to always open each spreadsheet in a new window.  I DON'T WANT to open a new instance of Excel then point to a file on my PC.  I want to tell Excel to work like Word does, and simply launch each spreadsheet in a new window.  When I get a spreadsheet as an attachment, I want to click on it and open a new window.
Question by:MGothelf
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To resolve this, go to 'excel options' > click on the 'advanced' tab > scroll down to general > check the ignore other applications that use 'Dyanamic Data Exchange (DDE)'

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-excel/open-each-spreadsheet-in-a-new-instance-of-excel/8683864f-de1b-45ee-a519-c23a0e3a314b

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