|25 Mar 2014||#1|
Excel 2013 Won't Automatically Open Files
I am running into a bizarre problem with Excel 2013 and I can't seem to figure out the cause - searching around I couldn't find a solution, either.
I have both Office 2010 64-bit and Office 365 (2013) 64-bit installed on my Windows 7 system. The only reason I still need 2010 is that 2013's graphs look different and I have some picky university professors who insist on them looking like 2010's format.
At any rate...
2013 was installed after 2010, and it's the one I use 99% of the time. With all the other Office programs (Word, PowerPoint etc), if I double-click on a .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx file it will automatically open them in the 2013 version, which I want.
Immediately after installing, Excel files behaved the same way - if I double-clicked .xls or .xlsx files, they'd open in Excel 2013 just fine. But after some Windows updates, all that happens is Excel 2013 opens - the file itself doesn't show. If I do it again with Excel open, nothing happens. I have to file-open and select the workbook that way, then it opens.
It seems to be caused by having both 2010 and 2013 installed, as on my other Windows 7 machine I have JUST 2013 installed and that issue doesn't happen.
If I had to guess, I'd say there was some Windows update for one or both of the Office versions that screwed the other up. Any ideas?
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