Starting Excel

dmrubin

New Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2005
Messages
1
When I double click an Excel file, Excel opens but the file does not load. also, some of the menu items are disabled? I have looked at the file association and it appears correct. Any suggestions
 

Excel Facts

Which came first: VisiCalc or Lotus 1-2-3?
Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston debuted VisiCalc in 1979 as a Visible Calculator. Lotus 1-2-3 debuted in the early 1980's, from Mitch Kapor.

vconfused

Well-known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2004
Messages
547
If you open Excel and go to Tools->Options, General tab, is "Ignore other applications" checked? If it is, clear it, click OK, Close Excel and try again.

Otherwise, if you open Excel first and go to File->Open, do the files open fine?
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,181,614
Messages
5,930,935
Members
436,767
Latest member
Langaws

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