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Windows 7: Excel 2010 Win7 Open Multiple Windows

04 Apr 2012   #11
kentonj123

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Dual monitors...

Multi tasking etc.


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04 Apr 2012   #12
maw74656

Win7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentonj123 View Post
I was searching for a way to open multiple windows in Excel every time I double clicked on an Xls or Xlsx file. ...
-Kenton
I'm curious, why would you want to open multiple windows whenever you double-click on an xls/xlsx file?
Well, there's the point that I'd like to manage my windows in any way I chose, but the real reason is so that I can easily compare two Excel files, each in their own interface, and being able to get that environment by double-clicking files.

Word already works this way, so why not Excel? Based on the ease of this fix, Microsoft was just being lazy and didn't put this option in the Excel menus.
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03 Apr 2013   #13
hrhartist

Windows 7 Professional 32bit, 64 bit, Windows XP Professional
 
 

I know this is a year old but has anyone found a fix for this yet?

I did not notice this was the case when working only with the excel program. The registry hack does work as I have used it on a customer's computer not but 20min ago because they told me it is what had been done previously on his old XP computer in order to have this same function.

So, when he called today asking about why his new Windows 7 machine wasn't able to do the same as his old XP machine, i thought he was crazy and wasn't doing as i was instructing as i walked him thru the process of moving the excel instances to different monitors over the phone.
After i jumped into his computer with him i discovered he wasn't the one at fault excel was. He showed me the reg key that someone had previously saved as a .txt file so that he could open multiple instances and without thinking i converted it to a .reg key and merged it. No harm right?

Until i went to open a file and the file association had become corrupt!
Here is the code from the reg key(shown below) and i do not have much to any experience with modify .reg key files, so would i just need to change anything saying Office12 to Office14(since this is what 2010 uses?)

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Backup\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Backup\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Backup\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.OpenDocumentSpreadsheet.12\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.OpenDocumentSpreadsheet.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.OpenDocumentSpreadsheet.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Sheet.8\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetBinaryMacroEnabled.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.SheetMacroEnabled.12\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template.8\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template.8\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Template.8\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.TemplateMacroEnabled\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.TemplateMacroEnabled\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.TemplateMacroEnabled\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""


[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Workspace\shell]
@="Open_in_New_Excel_Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Workspace\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance]
@="Open in New Excel Instance"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Excel.Workspace\shell\Open_in_New_Excel_Instance\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\EXCEL.EXE\" \"%1\""
any help from you guys would be appreciated....and sorry if i am resurrecting a dead post, i can repost it if i need to.
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05 Apr 2013   #14
woldino

win 7 ultimate
 
 

i have got a big problem that makes me head ache
the excel can't open in windows 7 ultimate
it says error with win32 what stupid thing it is pls any one help[ me
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08 Apr 2013   #15
hrhartist

Windows 7 Professional 32bit, 64 bit, Windows XP Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woldino View Post
i have got a big problem that makes me head ache
the excel can't open in windows 7 ultimate
it says error with win32 what stupid thing it is pls any one help[ me
That has nothing to do with this post, btw.
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