Excel 2003 and 2007 priority setting


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Asurion Bill

I have 2003 and 2007 installed. I prefer working in 2003 but need 2007 so I
can work with files sent by co-workers who use 2007. Is there any way to set
2003 as my the first priority so when I explore to open a file that it open
up in 2003 instead of 2007? I know I can do it by opening up the file from
the excel application but I want my system to choose 2003 first.
 
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Dave Peterson

You can make xl2003 the default (the only priority??) program associated with
..xls files by reregistering xl2003:

Close excel
windows start button|run
"C:\yourpathtoexcel2003\excel.exe" /regserver

reregistering xl2003 should make it look like the last version installed.

(Change that path to the actual path.)
 
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Kevin Rutan

Another way to do it is to right-click the file, select "Open With" select
microsoft excel 2003 and check always use this program.
 
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Dave Peterson

You may have to do this a few times to get all the .xl* files (.xls, .xla, .xlt,
..xlm and ???).
 

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