Closing Excel files...jumps to another

FayP

New Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2020
Messages
2
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. MacOS
I apologise if this is ultra basic but I've self-taught Excel and probably don't know some very basic things!
When I close an Excel file my computer switches to another open Excel file...how do I stop this PLEASE!!! I work with a few files open at a time. I'm on a Mac using 365.
Many thanks in advance!
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

Move date out one month or year
Use =EDATE(A2,1) for one month later. Use EDATE(A2,12) for one year later.

Peter_SSs

MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
47,926
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Welcome to the MrExcel board!

I don't use a Mac but where do you want to go when you close an Excel file and how would Excel or your Mac know where you wanted to go?
 

FayP

New Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2020
Messages
2
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. MacOS
Hi,
Thank you for your speedy response and welcome!
Yes, I guess that sounded silly, but I just presumed once I closed an Excel file I'd be faced with a blank desktop so I could flick to the neighbouring word or PowerPoint file! I keep the Word/PowerPoint/Excel files I'm working on next to each other and frequently have 10-15 desktops open. I was hoping there'd be a setting on Excel preferences that would stop the jump to another Excel file, but maybe not!
Thanks!
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,122,481
Messages
5,596,396
Members
414,063
Latest member
N_Bates

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top