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Windows 7: Excel 2003 - Multiple Excel Open

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Excel 2003 - Multiple Excel Open (solved)

Hi All,
I don't know if I'm posting in the right area but I really need help.
Before (In XP and Vista), when I have one excel file open and I go to desktop to open a different excel, it would open in the same excel program (2 files in 1 program)
With Windows 7, when I open a different file, it opens another excel program (2 files in 2 excel)
Is there a way to combine the files into one excel?
I was reading through the forum and someone mentioned about Option->Tools->View->Windows in Taskbar but this doesn't work....
Help experts.......because of this, vlookup, etc...are not working....

Thank you.


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18 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7

Found the solution....

Create file with:

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office11\\EXCEL.EXE\" /e"

save file as name.reg (not name.reg.txt)

run file and done.
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