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When I double click on an excel file on my desktop, Excel opens but does not display the data.

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When I double click on an excel file on my desktop, Excel opens but does not display the data. It displays a grey screen. I have to then go to "File" > "Open" to view the actual spread sheet. How do I fix this?
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Question by:ferranti02
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by:tshearon
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What version are you using?
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by:tshearon
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This might help you.

http://excel.tips.net/T002949_Cannot_Double-Click_to_Open_a_Workbook.html

It seems this happens mostly with 2013 version of office and isn't always limited to excel. Do your other office programs have this same issue?
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by:Rizzle
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Can you maybr upload the document so we can try open it and see if it's an issue with the doc or local to your machine.
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WORKS2011 earned 500 total points
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I've seen this and noticed a couple things, does it show zoomed down to 10% and won't allow to change view to 100%.

I repaired this by running the repair in Add / Remove programs.
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by:ferranti02
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I am running Office 2013 64 bit

It does not happen with Word or PowerPoint

I tried all the suggestions, but none worked.
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Can you upload the doc as per my previous comment.

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