opening excel documents


G

Guest

Has anyone ever experienced troubles opening a document that is on the
desktop or from email attachment.
when I double click on the document from either desktop or email attachment
the document is blank and toolbars are greyed out.
But if i open excel program and do file open and choose that same file on
desktop it opens fine??
 
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G

Guest

I have heard of people having this problem when using XL 2007 (but I haven't
experienced it). I don't know if there's a solution, or if you have to wait
for MSFT to come out with a patch.

Dave
 
G

Gord Dibben

Colleen

Try the usual fix(es) for this problem.

Tools>Options>General uncheck "Ignore other Applications"
Exit Excel and try again

If this doesn't work try to re-register Excel

Close Excel first and On the Windows Taskbar

1) Start>Run "excel.exe /unregserver"(no quotes)>OK.
2) Start>Run "excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)>OK.
See the space between exe and /regserver

You might have to designate a full path to excel.exe.
In that case Start>Run "C:\yourpath\excel.exe /regserver"(no quotes)>OK.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
G

Guest

Hi, I'm having the same problems as Collen and have done as you have
suggested. Whenever I run the
excel.exe /unregserver or the regserver, it just opens a blank excel on both
occasions.
This is driving me nuts!

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G

Gord Dibben

Ryan

Are you saying that when you go to Start>Run and enter "excel.exe /unregserver"
or "excel.exe /regserver" Excel opens?

With the "excel.exe /unregserver" command you should see nothing. Excel gets
"unregisterd". We run this command only to correct for any mis-registering
that might have occurred prior. Ususally not necessary, just a precaution that
does no harm as long as you follow with the "registering".

With the "excel.exe /regserver" command, Windows Installer should pop up and go
through a "configuring" routine for a minute or so.


Gord
 
G

Guest

Same problem here. I've tried all of the fixes mentioned so far. When I try
the Start>Run and enter "excel.exe /unregserver" I get a blank Excel screen.
Same thing when I do the "excel.exe /regserver".

This is what happens when I try and open an excel document from my desktop
shortcut: I get a blank excel screen. I have to either downsize or upsize as
required and the spreadsheet opens. It also opens if I go to the file open in
the upper left corner. I've removed and reinstalled Office 2007 twice and
it's still the same.

This problem is happening on a Compaq with a 2.80 GHz Pentium. My other
Compaq with an AMD 2.00 GHz has no problems.

Lou (gityup65)
 
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G

Guest

I was having this same problem in Excel 2003. In 2005 the same problem was
happening according to the blogs. See Andy's fix below:
"Hi - Go to Tools|Options|General and uncheck Ignore Other Applications. That
might sort it out for you. Andy"
 

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