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    open file in single instances

    Hi all,

    One problem I frequently face is when I open excel files it opens in a new applications. i.e I am unable to do lookups... I use to drag the file into the existing one to make lookup command works.
    Is there is any way such that excel file opens in single instance (already opened).

    I have win xp and excel 2007 and 2003 both installed.

    GOvind
    Last edited by VBA Noob; 05-02-2009 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: open file in single instances

    have you tried
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    Click to clear the "Windows in Taskbar" check box
    click OK.
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    Re: open file in single instances

    can you also suggest for 2007 as well.?



    Govind

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    Re: open file in single instances

    You can find that option by > clicking the window sysem (top left) > then Excel Options > Advance > will be listed under the heading "display"

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