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Windows 7: Open files in new instance of Excel

18 Oct 2011   #1
Jeenyus

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Open files in new instance of Excel

Hi guys,

I'm just wondering if there is a way that when I open a file in Excel, then open another it doesn't open in the same instance. Because I normally I want to snap them left or right.

I can right click > open a new instance and drag the file into it which creates to instances and a new book 1 which I can close.

But I was hoping theres a setting I can change that makes it open in it's own Excel window.

Word does this fine.

Any Ideas?

Cheers,
Liam


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18 Oct 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

You can open two Excel files in same instance each taking half of the screen (View - Arrange all - Tile), see first screenshot attached.

Or you can use command Run as in elevated command prompt or create a bat file with this command.

Something like
Code:
Runas /user:Guest "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE"
Of course instead Guest you can use any other user created in Control panel - User accounts.

In this case file will be run as a different user (see second screenshot - Guest vs. Admin).


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