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Excel 2nd Instance

Posted on 2015-01-05
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From desktop, double clicking a xlsx spreadsheet, Excel automatically opens (if not already open).
When double clicking a 2nd spreadsheet from the desktop, I'd like for a 2nd instance of Excel to open.
Instead of having the 2nd xlsx opened in the first instance of Excel.

Does anyone know if this is possible. Reg edit maybe?
Thanks
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Question by:ShawnGray
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by:Phillip Burton
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I would open the second instance first by

1. holding Shift when you click on the Excel icon,

THEN

2. open the spreadsheet by either going to File - Open or dragging the spreadsheet into this second instance.
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by:ShawnGray
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Thank you
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by:plusone3055
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@ShawnGray
no problem
cheers

@PhilipBurton
Very impressive credentials  *bows*
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