File won't load at startup


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Guest

Using Excel 2007, when I dbl-click a file, Excel will launch, but won't
display the file until I click on the Explorer window the file is in. Even
then, I sometimes have to click on Excel to reset the focus on Excel, before
the file will display.

Happens with .xls and .xlsx files.

Suggestions?
 
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G

Guest

Not sure about the 2007 menu system, but:

Tools > Options > General > clear Ignore othre applications
 
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Nick Hodge

XL2007 menu options

Office Button>Excel Options...>Advanced>General section and uncheck 'Ignore
applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)'

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HTH
Nick Hodge
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Southampton, England
(e-mail address removed)
web: www.nickhodge.co.uk
blog (non tech): www.nickhodge.co.uk/blog
 
G

Guest

Nick,

Thanks, but it was already un-checked. Any other ideas? I have no idea why
it wouldn't automatically show the file, as I installed following all default
settings.

Thanks,

Duane
 
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Nick Hodge

Duane

You could try looking for personal.xls, book.xlt, sheet.xlt or *.xlb files
(Some may be hidden so include this option in your search. If you find any
you should move them from there current location and see if Excel starts ok.
If so add one back at a time. If it is book.xlt or sheet.xlt or personal.xls
then just upgrade these to the new 2007 format. if it is *.xlb just delete
it as this is not necessary with 2007 (If you still have earlier versions
all toolbar customisations will be lost)

--
HTH
Nick Hodge
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Southampton, England
(e-mail address removed)
web: www.nickhodge.co.uk
blog (non tech): www.nickhodge.co.uk/blog
 
G

Guest

Nick,

Wellll, I found a couple of Excel*.xlb files, and re-named them. Opened
Excel, with the same result. When Excel closed, it created another
Excel2.xlb file.

(None of the other files existed.)

Hoping there is a solution for this Excel hangup (anybody at Microsoft
reading this???). It doesn't even have an error window to report to
Microsoft.

Thanks,

Duane
 
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Nick Hodge

Duane

Do you have any add-ins loading with Excel? Check under Office Button>Excel
options>Add ins. Uncheck anything found here and re-start Excel. If it has
gone away, try re-loading the add-ins one at a time

--
HTH
Nick Hodge
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Southampton, England
(e-mail address removed)
web: www.nickhodge.co.uk
blog (non tech): www.nickhodge.co.uk/blog
 
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Guest

No add-ins checked.

As soon as I hit the Excel button, the spreadsheet loaded. Does that help
narrow it down?

Thanks,

Duane
 

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