Excel default workbook


K

Kevin McCartney

HI TWIMC,

I'm try to get Excel to use a default workbook when I click on the 'New'
workbook button on the toolbar. Yes I have the Book.xls file in my
'C:\Documents and Settings\mccake\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART'
folder but when I start an Excel session it opens the Book.xls and dosen't
use it as a template in that when I click on the 'New' button I get a new
workbook Book1.xls that has the original workbook format. Yes I've tried a
template workbook (Book.xlt) but that too does the same, Excel starts and
opens the Book.xlt but I'm expecting Excel to open with a workbook file name
of Book1.xls but using my Book.xls (or Book.xlt) as a default. So the
questions is, is the XLSTART folder the correct folder.

It's probably not Excel that is the problem is probably to do with the App
Agent/Managed Apps scripts that run when ever I start an office application.

TIA
 
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Jim Rech

Book.xlt in XLSTART works perfectly for me. Make sure you actually saved
"Book" as a template through the Save As dialog and didn't just rename a
normal file.

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Jim
message | HI TWIMC,
|
| I'm try to get Excel to use a default workbook when I click on the 'New'
| workbook button on the toolbar. Yes I have the Book.xls file in my
| 'C:\Documents and Settings\mccake\Application
Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART'
| folder but when I start an Excel session it opens the Book.xls and dosen't
| use it as a template in that when I click on the 'New' button I get a new
| workbook Book1.xls that has the original workbook format. Yes I've tried a
| template workbook (Book.xlt) but that too does the same, Excel starts and
| opens the Book.xlt but I'm expecting Excel to open with a workbook file
name
| of Book1.xls but using my Book.xls (or Book.xlt) as a default. So the
| questions is, is the XLSTART folder the correct folder.
|
| It's probably not Excel that is the problem is probably to do with the App
| Agent/Managed Apps scripts that run when ever I start an office
application.
|
| TIA
 
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Gord Dibben

You are on the right track............

Open a new workbook. Customize as you wish.

File>Save As Type: scroll down to Excel Template(*.XLT) and select. Name your
workbook "BOOK"(no quotes). Excel will add the .XLT to save as BOOK.XLT.

Store this workbook in the XLSTART folder usually located at........

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

This will be the default workbook for File>New or the Toolbar button File>New or
CTRL + n

WARNING................Do not use File>New...Blank Workbook or you will get the
Excel default workbook.

NOTE: Existing workbooks are not affected by these settings.

You can also open a new workbook and delete all but one sheet. Customize as
you wish then save this as SHEET.XLT in XLSTART folder also. It now becomes
the default Insert>Sheet.

More can be found on this in Help under "templates"(no quotes).


Gord Dibben Excel MVP
 

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