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Forcing Excel 2007 To Use Multiple Windows

April 17th, 2009 No comments

Excel 2007 by default opens multiple documents in the same window.  I absolutely hate that behavior, and maybe you do to.  Here is how to fix it:

Go to

My Computer
Folder Options
File Types
Choose XLSX
Go to Advanced

Uncheck “browse in same window” in advanced window.

Highlight Open


Make sure in the Action box it says &Open

Copy one of the following and paste into “application used to perform action” (Check whether current path has OFFICE11 or OFFICE12 then copy and paste one of the following:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE” “%1″

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\EXCEL.EXE” “%1″

Check the box next to use DDE

Remove anything that is in DDE Message box and DDE Application Not Running box.

Make sure the application box says: EXCEL

And in the Topic box it says: System

Thanks to Jonathan for the fix.