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Windows 7: How do I open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows?

10 Jun 2010   #1

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How do I open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows?

Hey,

I want to open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows because I have 2 separate monitors. This works with for example Word (just double click on two different word files) but not with Excel.
I read some work-around saying "open the first excel file by double clicking, then open an empty excel file via start button and then open the other file from within the new window."

But surely there is an easier way? For example setting folder options for Excel files?

I have Windows 7, 64-bit if that makes a difference.

Thanks

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10 Jun 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyru11s View Post
Hey,

I want to open multiple Excel 2007 files in separate windows because I have 2 separate monitors. This works with for example Word (just double click on two different word files) but not with Excel.
I read some work-around saying "open the first excel file by double clicking, then open an empty excel file via start button and then open the other file from within the new window."

But surely there is an easier way? For example setting folder options for Excel files?

I have Windows 7, 64-bit if that makes a difference.

Thanks
Hi cyru11s.
Is this link of any help to you?
How to manage multiple windows in Excel
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11 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

No it didn't.
Let me try again: I want to open FileA.xls in one instance of Excel and FileB.xls in another. Each of these instances has for example it's own toolbars.
Or if you open two different instances of word as I described in my earlier post and then go to the Windows Task Manager you see two different applications for Word running, but only one for Excel.
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11 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyru11s View Post
No it didn't.
Let me try again: I want to open FileA.xls in one instance of Excel and FileB.xls in another. Each of these instances has for example it's own toolbars.
Or if you open two different instances of word as I described in my earlier post and then go to the Windows Task Manager you see two different applications for Word running, but only one for Excel.
Yep you are right. The only way I was able to do it was to manually open excel 2 times and then load the two files. There should be an easier way.
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11 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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11 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Sorry to hijack this thread.

Is there one for 2003 excel as this is what we use at my work and think this would be great for the company.

Lucky
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13 Jun 2010   #7

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

This one's is pretty much better. I'm using MS Office 2003.

At first, when I open an Excel Spreadsheet file to edit something and then open another one to copy or compare 2 files but the problem is they can be seen only by switching pages.

I found this trick and followed it step-by-step and now, i can open excel files as much as I wanted and they can be seen all of them without and switching pages.

See it HERE.
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15 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

@Bill2
Thanks. That is what I was looking for.
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04 Sep 2010   #9

Vista Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Better solution

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07 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I use, double click the first Excel file, then hold down the shift key and double click the next Excel file.
They will be in separate windows.
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