Open excel in seperate programs each time

jrisebo

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I had to get a new computer, and before I had a little program or something that would always open excel in separate windows, so I could move them around on other monitors. I cant find it. I tried the registry hack, and that didnt work.

Anyone know of a program that you install, then tell it to open each instance of excel separately?
 

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jrisebo

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I have tried that too. When I do that, it gives me a "there was a problem sending the command to the program" error.
 

jrisebo

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I will try one of these. I wish I would have saved the old program or whatever it was I installed. Maybe it was the shortcut thing, I can direct windows to use the shortcut to open excel files.
 

jrisebo

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Got it to work. I used the registry hack....just make sure you add the space!

strart - run - regedit:
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command – choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/ddeexec:
Right Click on the folder ddeexec and choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (ddeexec2)
Left column
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.12/shell/Open/commend:
Right column {adding (space)"%1"}
Double Click on (Default) and write -"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"
Right Click on Command – choose "rename" and add something to the name - for example 2 (commend2).
no restart needed
Have Fun
hope i helped
 

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