Excel 2016/365 Ignore DDE being... ignored?


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May 29, 2017
One of the most useful features of Excel for me is ignoring DDE links. It allows me to easily create multiple separate instances of excel that other users won't inadvertently try and open up their spreadsheets in (When running userforms etc).

For some reason, I cannot get it to work properly with 2016 though. I can open Excel, tick "Ignore DDE" in the advanced settings, close Excel and then open a file without any issue. It's as if the selected option is doing absolutely nothing. I've checked and double checked that the option is selected.
Is anyone else noticing this behaviour?

Office 365, Excel 2016 x32 on Windows 10 x64.

Many thanks.

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