Hi FF-

Try going to Tools>Options & male sure there is a check in the box for
Windoes in Task Bar on the View Page.

HTH |:>)

"Fairly Frustrated" wrote:

> Whenever I was working on multiple Excel files, a button would appear on the
> Windows (XP) taskbar for each file open (assuming there was room - ie no
> other running program buttons on the bar)... that is until today.
> Things were normal this morning but now, every time I open more than one
> Excel file - they all merge into one button and the only way I know there's
> more than one file open is to look at the list via the Window button on the
> Excel menu toolbar.
> I cannot see what has gone wrong or why. I have turned pc off and restarted
> to no avail. All other programs work as before (ie Word) and I can usually
> get 4, 5 sometimes 6 buttons on the bar before they group together.
> Please help.