Opening excel 2003 with excel 2007


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I recently installed Office 2007 and since I have been unable to open an
excel document by just selecting and "double clicking" on the excel document.
I have to first open excel 2007 and open the document in question thru the
excel program. It does not matter if the document in question was created in
excel 2003 or 2007. I have downloaded the compatiblity and my system is up
do date. I operate using XP Pro.
Any help or suggestions would be great.
 
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Not a guaranteed solution, but this sometimes helps (when it's the cause).
Click the "Office Button" then choose [Excel Options] down at the lower right
of the window that appears. Click the [Advanced] option and scroll down
almost to the bottom - find the {General} group. If the "Ignore other
applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" box is checked, uncheck it.
 
G

Guest

Thank you, that seems to have done it.

JLatham said:
Not a guaranteed solution, but this sometimes helps (when it's the cause).
Click the "Office Button" then choose [Excel Options] down at the lower right
of the window that appears. Click the [Advanced] option and scroll down
almost to the bottom - find the {General} group. If the "Ignore other
applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" box is checked, uncheck it.

mellinghouse said:
I recently installed Office 2007 and since I have been unable to open an
excel document by just selecting and "double clicking" on the excel document.
I have to first open excel 2007 and open the document in question thru the
excel program. It does not matter if the document in question was created in
excel 2003 or 2007. I have downloaded the compatiblity and my system is up
do date. I operate using XP Pro.
Any help or suggestions would be great.
 
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G

Guest

Glad it turned out to be the right solution this time and that things are
working for you again.

mellinghouse said:
Thank you, that seems to have done it.

JLatham said:
Not a guaranteed solution, but this sometimes helps (when it's the cause).
Click the "Office Button" then choose [Excel Options] down at the lower right
of the window that appears. Click the [Advanced] option and scroll down
almost to the bottom - find the {General} group. If the "Ignore other
applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" box is checked, uncheck it.

mellinghouse said:
I recently installed Office 2007 and since I have been unable to open an
excel document by just selecting and "double clicking" on the excel document.
I have to first open excel 2007 and open the document in question thru the
excel program. It does not matter if the document in question was created in
excel 2003 or 2007. I have downloaded the compatiblity and my system is up
do date. I operate using XP Pro.
Any help or suggestions would be great.
 

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