From: Roger on 24 Dec 2009 13:22
Sounds good except there is no "Tools" option under Windows 7 that I can find.
> Start separate instances of Excel first, then open your documents from within
> each respective instance.
> However, if you really want to be able to open the files in separate
> instances from Windows Explorer (doesn't work with desktop icons though),
> then follow these steps:
> Open Windows Explorer
> Select "Tools"
> Select "Folder Options"
> Select the "File Types" Tab
> Scroll down to find and select the XLS extension
> Click the "Advanced" Button
> Select the "Open" action from the list
> Click the "Edit..." Button
> Where is says "Application used to perform action:"
> If not already there, add:
> /e "%1"
> to the end of the file path
> Uncheck the "Use DDE" box
> Click OK
> Click OK
> Click Close
> That should do it.
> "Mr. Analogy" wrote:
> > I've got a 3 monitor setup and I'd like to look at two excel spreadsheets in
> > two instances of excel, each maximized to one monitor.
> > But when I open multiple spreadsheets they're all just documents within a
> > MDI type interface so they're all on the same monitor (and I don't want to
> > extend excel to cover multiple monitors b/c they are different sizes.
> > Excel 2003
> > Any thoughts?