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Opening Multiple Instances of Excel

  1. #1
    SJT
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    Opening Multiple Instances of Excel

    Currently, when I have a workbook open and then open another Excel
    spreadsheet or launch Excel again, the original spreadsheet is covered by
    either the new spreadsheet or a blank new spreadsheet in the case where I
    have launched the program again and then I have to go to "window" in the menu
    bar to switch. However, I would prefer if the second instance of the program
    would simply open a new workbook so that I could see both. Is there a way to
    adjust this setting? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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    Gord Dibben
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    Re: Opening Multiple Instances of Excel

    Tools>Options>View.

    Check Windows in Taskbar


    Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

    On Fri, 4 Aug 2006 16:16:01 -0700, SJT <SJT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Currently, when I have a workbook open and then open another Excel
    >spreadsheet or launch Excel again, the original spreadsheet is covered by
    >either the new spreadsheet or a blank new spreadsheet in the case where I
    >have launched the program again and then I have to go to "window" in the menu
    >bar to switch. However, I would prefer if the second instance of the program
    >would simply open a new workbook so that I could see both. Is there a way to
    >adjust this setting? Thank you in advance for your assistance.



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    Pete_UK
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    Re: Opening Multiple Instances of Excel

    With a file already opened in Excel, use File | Open (or File | New)
    rather than double-clicking another file icon or the Excel icon. You
    can use Window | Arrange | Vertical to see the two files side-by-side.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete

    SJT wrote:
    > Currently, when I have a workbook open and then open another Excel
    > spreadsheet or launch Excel again, the original spreadsheet is covered by
    > either the new spreadsheet or a blank new spreadsheet in the case where I
    > have launched the program again and then I have to go to "window" in the menu
    > bar to switch. However, I would prefer if the second instance of the program
    > would simply open a new workbook so that I could see both. Is there a way to
    > adjust this setting? Thank you in advance for your assistance.



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