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    Changing File Icon

    Hi all,

    Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon (.jpg or .tif)?
    Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to several users.
    In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to know if it is possible in Win Excel.

    Thanks in advance

    Jose Luis

  2. #2
    Henry
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    Re: Changing File Icon

    Jose Luis,

    Right click the icon and choose Properties.
    Click on Change Icon and you'll get a selection of icons to choose from.
    You could also design your own Icon and select that.

    Click Apply and OK.
    The icon will change to the chosen icon.

    Henry


    "jose luis" <jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon (.jpg
    > or .tif)?
    > Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    > I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to several
    > users.
    > In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to know if
    > it is possible in Win Excel.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > Jose Luis
    >
    >
    > --
    > jose luis
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > jose luis's Profile:
    > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
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    Thanks Henry for your response...

    I tryed your suggestion but when i click on "Change" left of the Icon and the windows sends me to change the program by wich the file will open, but i couldn't find where to change the icon. Could you elaborate i little more to know how to make the change?

    TIA

    Regards

    Jose Luis

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    Jose Luis,

    Right click the icon and choose Properties.
    Click on Change Icon and you'll get a selection of icons to choose from.
    You could also design your own Icon and select that.

    Click Apply and OK.
    The icon will change to the chosen icon.

    Henry


    "jose luis" <jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon (.jpg
    > or .tif)?
    > Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    > I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to several
    > users.
    > In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to know if
    > it is possible in Win Excel.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > Jose Luis
    >
    >
    > --
    > jose luis
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > jose luis's Profile:
    > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
    > View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=393075
    >

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    Soory Henry, I said "left" but i really "Right" the Icon is in the left of the Change Button.

    Thanks again

    JL


    Quote Originally Posted by jose luis
    Thanks Henry for your response...

    I tryed your suggestion but when i click on "Change" left of the Icon and the windows sends me to change the program by wich the file will open, but i couldn't find where to change the icon. Could you elaborate i little more to know how to make the change?

    TIA

    Regards

    Jose Luis

  5. #5
    Henry
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    Re: Changing File Icon

    Jose Luis,

    You've gone to the wrong "Change"
    When the Properties window appears, choose the "Shortcut" tab at the top.
    You'll find "Change Icon" between the "Find Target" and "Advanced" buttons.

    Henry


    "jose luis" <jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >
    > Thanks Henry for your response...
    >
    > I tryed your suggestion but when i click on "Change" left of the Icon
    > and the windows sends me to change the program by wich the file will
    > open, but i couldn't find where to change the icon. Could you elaborate
    > i little more to know how to make the change?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Jose Luis
    >
    > Henry Wrote:
    >> Jose Luis,
    >>
    >> Right click the icon and choose Properties.
    >> Click on Change Icon and you'll get a selection of icons to choose
    >> from.
    >> You could also design your own Icon and select that.
    >>
    >> Click Apply and OK.
    >> The icon will change to the chosen icon.
    >>
    >> Henry
    >>
    >>
    >> "jose luis" <jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com>
    >> wrote
    >> in message
    >> news:jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >> >
    >> > Hi all,
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon

    >> (.jpg
    >> > or .tif)?
    >> > Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    >> > I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to

    >> several
    >> > users.
    >> > In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to know

    >> if
    >> > it is possible in Win Excel.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance
    >> >
    >> > Jose Luis
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > jose luis
    >> >

    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    >> > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
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    >> http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=393075
    >> >

    >
    >
    > --
    > jose luis
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > jose luis's Profile:
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    Thank you Henry

    I was clicking in the original file, instead of the sortcut file, so i didn't see the change icon button.

    Do you know if it's possible to change the icon of the original file?

    Again Thanks for your help.

    Regards

    Jose Luis


    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    Jose Luis,

    You've gone to the wrong "Change"
    When the Properties window appears, choose the "Shortcut" tab at the top.
    You'll find "Change Icon" between the "Find Target" and "Advanced" buttons.

    Henry


    "jose luis" <jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote
    in message news:jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >
    > Thanks Henry for your response...
    >
    > I tryed your suggestion but when i click on "Change" left of the Icon
    > and the windows sends me to change the program by wich the file will
    > open, but i couldn't find where to change the icon. Could you elaborate
    > i little more to know how to make the change?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Jose Luis
    >
    > Henry Wrote:
    >> Jose Luis,
    >>
    >> Right click the icon and choose Properties.
    >> Click on Change Icon and you'll get a selection of icons to choose
    >> from.
    >> You could also design your own Icon and select that.
    >>
    >> Click Apply and OK.
    >> The icon will change to the chosen icon.
    >>
    >> Henry
    >>
    >>
    >> "jose luis" <jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com>
    >> wrote
    >> in message
    >> news:jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >> >
    >> > Hi all,
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon

    >> (.jpg
    >> > or .tif)?
    >> > Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    >> > I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to

    >> several
    >> > users.
    >> > In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to know

    >> if
    >> > it is possible in Win Excel.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance
    >> >
    >> > Jose Luis
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > jose luis
    >> >

    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> > jose luis's Profile:
    >> > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
    >> > View this thread:

    >> http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=393075
    >> >

    >
    >
    > --
    > jose luis
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > jose luis's Profile:
    > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
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  7. #7
    Henry
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    Re: Changing File Icon

    jose luis,

    I don't think you can change the Icon of the original file.
    Maybe someone else here knows how to do it.

    Henry


    "jose luis" <jose.luis.1tg2md_1123502709.106@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in
    message news:jose.luis.1tg2md_1123502709.106@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >
    > Thank you Henry
    >
    > I was clicking in the original file, instead of the sortcut file, so i
    > didn't see the change icon button.
    >
    > Do you know if it's possible to change the icon of the original file?
    >
    > Again Thanks for your help.
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Jose Luis
    >
    >
    > Henry Wrote:
    >> Jose Luis,
    >>
    >> You've gone to the wrong "Change"
    >> When the Properties window appears, choose the "Shortcut" tab at the
    >> top.
    >> You'll find "Change Icon" between the "Find Target" and "Advanced"
    >> buttons.
    >>
    >> Henry
    >>
    >>
    >> "jose luis" <jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com>
    >> wrote
    >> in message
    >> news:jose.luis.1tawij_1123261516.2111@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >> >
    >> > Thanks Henry for your response...
    >> >
    >> > I tryed your suggestion but when i click on "Change" left of the

    >> Icon
    >> > and the windows sends me to change the program by wich the file will
    >> > open, but i couldn't find where to change the icon. Could you

    >> elaborate
    >> > i little more to know how to make the change?
    >> >
    >> > TIA
    >> >
    >> > Regards
    >> >
    >> > Jose Luis
    >> >
    >> > Henry Wrote:
    >> >> Jose Luis,
    >> >>
    >> >> Right click the icon and choose Properties.
    >> >> Click on Change Icon and you'll get a selection of icons to choose
    >> >> from.
    >> >> You could also design your own Icon and select that.
    >> >>
    >> >> Click Apply and OK.
    >> >> The icon will change to the chosen icon.
    >> >>
    >> >> Henry
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "jose luis"

    >> <jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com>
    >> >> wrote
    >> >> in message
    >> >> news:jose.luis.1t9a6r_1123185943.3251@excelforum-nospam.com...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Hi all,
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Is there a way to change the file's Excel icon into another Icon
    >> >> (.jpg
    >> >> > or .tif)?
    >> >> > Do i need a ResEdit type of software?
    >> >> > I'm trying to make easier to identify the different sheets to
    >> >> several
    >> >> > users.
    >> >> > In Mac OS i saw someone changing the icons so i would like to

    >> know
    >> >> if
    >> >> > it is possible in Win Excel.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks in advance
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Jose Luis
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> > --
    >> >> > jose luis
    >> >> >
    >> >>

    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> >> > jose luis's Profile:
    >> >> > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
    >> >> > View this thread:
    >> >> http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=393075
    >> >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > jose luis
    >> >

    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> > jose luis's Profile:
    >> > http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...o&userid=13312
    >> > View this thread:

    >> http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=393075
    >> >

    >
    >
    > --
    > jose luis
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > jose luis's Profile:
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