Changing the Excel 2003 default


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TB in DC

I have both Excel 2003 and 2007 loaded on my XP platform.
Whenever I click on Excel icon it automatically goes to the Excel 2007
program.
How do I set up my computer so automatically it opens up in Excel 2003?

Thank you,
 
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Harald Staff

If you by excel icon means an xls file, change the "default program" fir
..xls files in Windows. Where this is done depends on your Windows version.

If not, it's a shortcut to Excel 2007. Make another shortcut to Excel 2003.

HTH. Best wishes Harald
 
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Gord Dibben

Re-register Excel 2003 as your default rather than creating shortcuts.

Since 2007 has decided it wants to be the default, de-register 2007 and
re-register 2003

Close Excel first and On the Windows Taskbar

Start>Run "C:\yourpathto2007\excel.exe" /unregserver

See the space between exe and /unregserver.

Then register 2003

Start>Run "C:\yourpathto2003\excel.exe" /regserver

This process should make Excel 2003 the default for opening files.

You may not have to unregister 2007 first but I err on the side of
caution<g>


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
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TB in DC

THANK YOU THANK YOU THAN K YOU!!!
Do YOU know how much time you have saved me!!!
Keep up the GREAT work!
T
 
T

TB in DC

THANK YOU THANK YOU THAN K YOU!!!
Do YOU know how much time you have saved me!!!
Keep up the GREAT work!
T
 
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T

TB in DC

THANK YOU THANK YOU THAN K YOU!!!
Do YOU know how much time you have saved me!!!
Keep up the GREAT work!
T
 

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