Excel 2007 :: How To Open Workbooks In Same Instance

Nov 12, 2013

Had to rebuild my PC's hard disk and reinstall software. Now, whenever I open another workbook via explorer double click, a new instance of Excel starts. If I open another workbook using Excel's menu open, then the workbook opens in the same instance. I've tried a 'Repair' of Office and resetting the default programs to Excel for all Excel related file extension types.

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Multiple Instances (VBA To Open 3 Workbooks In Their Own Session/instance)

Feb 2, 2010

I'd like to use VBA to open 3 workbooks in their own session/instance/etc of Excel 2007. Ideally, there will be one main workbook, that upon opening will subsequently open the other 3 workbooks.

Also, when I open that first main workbook, I will obviously have to enable macros to get any code to run. Is there a way to carry this enabling of macros over to the other sessions to avoid having to enable macros in all 3 other workbooks? (Changing my security settings isn't an option)

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Excel 2007 :: VBA To Save And Close All Open Workbooks Except Macro Workbook?

Mar 8, 2013

I have a macro that opens all workbooks from one directory and runs a macro for each workbook to clean up the data. I cannot figure out how to take all those open workbooks and save them to another directory and close the workbook. Also, I do not want the macro workbook (xlsm) to save. I only want it to close. I am working in 2007 Excel.

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Move Workbooks To New Instance Of Excel By Click Of Button?

Sep 5, 2013

I am looking for a way to move workbooks to a new instance of excel by the click of a button. For example if I have multiple workbooks open under one instance of excel I do not want to have to minimize this and that... I have multiple monitors and I would like to hit a button on a selected workbook and have it auto open it to a new instance of excel. I image this may not be apart of excel and that it might require a macro to do so.

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Close Open Instance Of Excel

Aug 6, 2013

I use the following code to open an existing open workbook in a new instance of Excel...

Everything works fine... What I would like to do is close (when I say close I mean, completely exit/quit the application). I'm not able to do that, the original Excel instance stays open with no spreadsheet open. I would just like it force the application to quit so that after running the code I would just have one Excel instance open (with the desired workbook, which works fine now)...

Public Sub Re_open_workbook()
Application.DisplayAlerts = False


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Setting To Open Files In New Instance Of Excel?

Jan 10, 2011

I would really like excel to open files in a new instance of excel by default. Currently the only way I can do this is by starting excel and then File->Open. While this is only a little bit of extra effort, I've recently gotten in the habit of opening and closing 100s csv files daily and the wasted time really adds up. I've read several threads here, but mostly found people trying to accomplish the opposite of what I am.

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Excel 2007 :: Merge Two Workbooks

Feb 3, 2014

Two support staff added data to the same base document. I now have two files that I need to combine into one. Is there a way to merge the two together so that I have one workbook that contains all the information entered by both users? We use Excel 2007.

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Excel 2010 :: All Open Workbooks Are In One Taskbar Tab

Feb 28, 2014

In Excel 2003 multiple Excel workbooks were separate tabs in the Task Bar.

Very easy to tab between open workbooks, with the keyboard -OR- minimum mouse travel to select an alternative tab/workbook.

In Excel 2010 there is only one tab for "Excel", and the only way I can find to toggle between workbooks is the "File" ribbon tab and the oceanic flourishes of "lists" and mouse travel and clicks ... to activate another open workbook. And guessing at file names because the left hand strip, "Recent Files", is way to narrow for even a modest file name.

Is there a setting/shortcut-keys that makes tabbing between workbooks more 21st century "time" efficient ?

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Workbooks Collection - How Many Different Excel Files Are Open

May 3, 2012

I'm trying to determine how many different excel files are open, but my VB program runs outside of excel (in a program called Pulse).

Here's the code so far:

set ExcelApp=CreateObject("Excel.Application")

For Each Workbook in ExcelApp.Workbooks


The only message box I get is the last line of code, and it says "0" even though I have multiple excel workbooks open.

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Excel 2007 :: How To Make VBA Code Available In All Workbooks

Nov 1, 2011

how to make VBA code work in all workbooks. I created a new module in my PERSONAL.xls file, and added the code, but the code does not work when I open a new workbook. Using Excel 2007.

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Excel 2007 :: Updating Workbooks Containing Links To Other Files

Sep 12, 2010

I and my organization have many files created using Excel 2003. I have now upgraded to Excel 2007 and soon I discovered a huge problem.

- When opening a file using Excel 2007 that was created with Excel 2003 the links in that file is automatically updated even though I get the edit links dialog and choose not to update.

After searching for a solution on the Internet I realize that this is a problem that exist when Excel opens a file created in an earlier version. Microsoft has no solution.

I need to be in control of which links that are updated and not.

Going back to excel 2003 is not an option. Saving the source files in Excel 2007 is not an option.

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Excel 2007 :: Update Connection Strings In Workbooks?

Apr 7, 2012

I have a client with approximately 4-5000 Excel workbook files that all contain the old Jet connection string and these files do not run under Office 2010 without changing to the newer ACE connection string. It is just too much to open each file and change the connection string.

Is there a way to do a mass change - like global search and replace - the connection strings in the files? I have a text editor that is able to do that but I fear it may mess up the file.

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Excel 2007 :: Colour In Workbooks Keeps Randomly Changing?

May 9, 2013

So, We are using Excel 2002 & Excel 2007 and for some reason all of the workbooks that we have open decide to randomly change the fill colours of nearly all the cells. The only reason this is an issue is that a lot of my work envolves me sending reports to clients and from a business perspective this does not look professional at all.

To add to this, once the cells have changed colour, the original colour is no longer available to select.

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Excel 2007 :: Variable References To Multiple Workbooks?

Jan 10, 2012

i make a lot of "trending" files at work where i link a cell to a seperate workbook where all workbooks are in the same folder.

these workbooks all have the same name with the date at the end

workbook 06-01-2011
workbook 06-02-2011
all the way to
workbook 12-31-2011

usually i use find replace to change the date one at a time, but doing that 365 (x how many cells i have referencing) times is redundant

i have seein INDIRECT of the cell changes but nothing for the workbook name chaning

here is what i am trying to do:
='C:File Path[WorkbookX.xls]Sheet1'!A1
where the X WorkbookX is variable (the date at end of file name)

i have a list of all workbook names or just the dates and would like to do something like:

where D1 is the full path name
='C:File Path[Workbook"D1".xls]Sheet1'!A1
where D1 is the date name

using excel 07 i prefer not to use a macro for how i am doing this but if a macro is the only way then i cannot have it actually open the files to pull the data. i prefer no macro since i set it up for future dates so when the new file is created it automatically updates the reference.

my end result i usually have something like A1=referenced cell from first workbook, A2= cell from 2nd book, etc. sometimes B1 would = a different cell from first workbook and so on if i am trending multiple cells from the workbooks

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Excel 2007 :: Creating Workbooks With Macros That Work On Other PCs

Apr 20, 2012

I have written a 2007 workbook which contains 4 simple macros. One of the macros automates the process of saving the print range as a .pdf file. It works fine on my pc but when I send it to others to use, when they try the macros, they all return a 1004 runtime error.

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Excel 2007 :: Workbook Appear To Be Open But Can't See Anything

Feb 13, 2011

I am using Excel 2007 on Windows XP professional.

The workbook is called EA.xlsm, and contains dozens of charts, tables and pivot tables - all of which pull their data from external files in the same folder. In case it matters, the folder also contains a Word 2007 document which contains embedded charts form the EA.xlsm file and lays them out for printing.

My problem is that all of a sudden, when I try to open the EA.xlsm file, it gives me two consecutive error messages, as follows:

Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern.

File path: c:My DocumentsEA.xlsm

Data connections have been blocked. If you choose to enable data connections, your computer may no longer be secure. Do not enable the content unless you trust the source of the file. [Enable] / [Disable]

to which I click enable, and then....

Microsoft Office has identified a potnetial security concern.

File path: c:My DocumentsEA.xlsm

Automatic update of links has been disabled. If you choose to enable automatic update of links, your computer may no longer be secure. Do not enable the content unless you trust the source of the file. [Enable] / [Disable]

to which I also click enable.

Excel then opens, but I just get the program with a blue screen. i.e. it looks like you have opened Excel, but not opened a file yet. However, if I try to close Excel, it asks me if I want to save changes to EA.xlsm, and if I try to open EA.xlsm again - it tells me that it is already open. Also, if I press Alt+F11 to open the VBA console - I can see the names of all of the sheet tabs in the file - but when I close the VBA console, it looks as though I do not have a file open again.

I suspect that somehow, somewhere the file is open, but I dont know what I need to do to be able to see/edit it. Or even worse - if it has become corrupt. It would take me about a month to put this file back together again from scratch.

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Excel 2007 :: Method OpenXML Of Object Workbooks Failed?

Jun 4, 2013

I started a new job and my new company uses Excel 2010 (64-Bit). The code below was written for use in Excel 2007. I am trying to open an XML file and simply paste the results in a spreadsheet but I am getting this error, "Method 'OpenXML' of object 'Workbooks' failed" at the "set oWX" line in the code.

Sub GetNetTIEDAH()
Dim idate As Integer
Dim strThisBook As String


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CSV Files Open In New File Instance

Sep 22, 2008

I regularly process CSV files that are downloaded from various websites. The problem is, for some reason many (but NOT all) downloaded CSV files do not open in "Microsoft Office Excel" and thus, my primary workspace. They instead open in a separate instance of "Excel.exe" which is actually kinda nice because I can treat each separately, move windows around, etc. The problem is, macros that are in my primary workbook, cannot be seen by the secondary instance(s). So while I have created a number of nifty macros to clean up all the data and format it exactly how I want it in the blink of an eye, I can't run them when a file opens in its own instance.

1) How can I force ALL .csv files to open in the primary "Microsoft Office Excel" application? NOTE: Using the normal Windows Explorer "Open With..." function and setting the default application only works for LOCAL files, and does NOT work to control how remotely downloaded .csv files are opened.

2) How can I make it so that macros can be seen between Excel instances - such that when I choose to see macros in "all open workbooks", it will actually see the macros in the open workbook in the other primary Excel instance?

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Force Workbook Open New Instance

Dec 14, 2006

I've created a UserForm which the user exclusively uses to interact with a workbook.

The problem is, if the user opens another workbook, it will open in the same Excel "Process" or "Instance" and the user would have to close the UserForm in order to use the other workbook they opened.

In VBA or some obscure application setting, is there a way to force workbooks to open in a new Excel Process (or new "Instance" of Excel)?

Another possibility would be to code something in the UserForm workbook that, on Workbook Open, would start a new separate Excel process....if that's even possible (can VBA execute a system shortcut or system command string?).

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Excel 2007 :: Generate Multiple Workbooks With Worksheet Data Source

Jan 17, 2012

I am looking for macro where it can generate multiple workbooks with a single worksheet data source. I have this worksheet with data which is look like this:


This data will be places in 1 workbook for each of line with given file name as page number above those workbooks generated will have same information for each line but at different cell position such as: take this example at line 3


Microsoft Excel 2007
Window 7Pro 64bit

This line could be up to 50 lines of data. I try google search but found most about consolidate multiple workbooks to single worksheet. I do have VBA reference that I refer to from [URL] ......

How to put the information from the worksheet into specific position in the workbooks.

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Excel 2007 :: Switch To Other (already Open) Workbook?

Mar 30, 2014

Assume I open with Excel 2007 three different Excel workbooks


How can I switch from one Workbook to another?

I found no "open document" menu where all currently opened excel documents are listed.

The only way I found so far is by clicking on another preview in Win 7 Taskbar.

But I guess there must be a way INSIDE Excel as well.

Where can I find (and click) all open excel workbooks/files?

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Excel 2007 :: How To Open Different Files On Each Of Two Monitors

Feb 15, 2013

I run two monitors and am able to open different files on each monitor which is very handy.

This doesn't seem to work with Excel. If I have two different Excel files open I can only view one at a time. I can move across to the other monitor, but then can only view one at a time on that monitor - very frustrating.

When I was using Excel 2010 on my last job I was shown a clunky, round-about way of being able to open two Excel files, one on each monitor. (By opening one file, opening a new Excel document from there, and then opening the other Excel file from the new document, minimizing that file and dragging it to the other screen).

Now I am using Excel 2007 and am not able to view two different Excel files, one on each screen. how I can do this in Excel 2007?

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Excel 2007 :: Open Or Import A PDF File?

May 27, 2013

Is there a way to Open or Import a PDF file in Excel 07 ?

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Excel 2007 :: Hyperlinks - Cannot Open The Specified File

Oct 17, 2013

I received a USB drive from a client with an Excel spreadsheet with hyperlinks to PDF's (not sure of the version it was originally created in but my version is 2007). The PDF's are in another folder on the USB drive.

The cells with the hyperlinks have a formula to hidden cells [i.e. =HYPERLINK(C17,B17)] - in column B is the name of the hyperlink and in column C looks to be the file trial to the PDF (please see attached picture).

When I select the link, I get an Alert Box stating, "Cannot open the specified file." How I can get these links to work?

Excel Hyperlinks.png

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Excel 2007 :: Open A New Browser Window?

Jun 19, 2014

I have a spread sheet that I have written that has 2 html links in it. The links work, but they only open in one browser tab. How do I get them to open in different tabs? Opening in two different browser sessions would be acceptable too. I have Excel 2007 and IE 9 but the users may have different versions.

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Excel 2007 :: VBA To Merge All Open XLS Files?

Feb 20, 2012

I have been opening files from another application which opens the files in memory as .XLS. I have not saved these to my PC. Is there VBA to merge all open .XLS files into another Workbook - preferably .XLSX.

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Excel 2007 :: Open Sheet Always On Sheet1 A3

Feb 2, 2014

Am using a VB for auto transpose values to sheet 2 from sheet 1 in MS EXCEL 2007.

What code to add to the already existing VB so that if someone is using the sheet and leaving the cell in E12, for example, and saving it, then the next user should find it again on A3 but not on E12.

The sheet should always open on A3..

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Excel 2007 :: Data Connection Between Two Workbooks Locks Source Workbook When Refreshed

Feb 10, 2012


I have 4 workbooks, all of them contain data that is managed by other teams at my company. I need to take all of this data, organize, and concatenate it into one sheet for myself, that I will then reference in other workbooks to various OTHER departments in our company that need the data for certain projects. I have the organization laid out in a lot of very complex formulas so that most of this is automated, and not manual.

I need a solution that can pull data from the 4 workbooks without locking them for use, to allow me to keep my document open all the time, and they can update theirs at their leisure. Everything works fine, until I hit the refresh button. Once this is hit, all of the linked documents are locked and cannot be opened, even in "Read Only" mode. Once I close the master document, the files are free to be opened. I know a workaround for now is that i can not "refresh" the document, but rather close and re open it for changes.

Some steps I have already tried :

1. Create an intermediary file that no one uses, and can be locked all day without a problem. This doesn't work for me since the intermediary file needs to be open to refresh, which locks the original source doc, leaving me in the same place as before.

2.Modify the connection string to display "Mode=Read;" instead of "Mode=Share Deny Read"

3.Create a new connection with "Read" only selected in the Advanced Tab

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Excel 2007 :: VBA Code Determine Where To Paste Based Upon 2 Cells In Different Workbooks Being Equal

Feb 24, 2014

Trying to manipulate a macro I recorded to be slightly more dynamic with some VBA code. The macro has saved me a lot of time however each month I have to re-do it due to the date changing and I'm sure there must be an easy way to adapt the below code.

Current Code (it repeats afterwards as there are lots and lots of sheets I need to perform the action on).

Windows("Raw Data.xls").Activate
ActiveWindow.DisplayWorkbookTabs = True
Windows("Volume Tracking.xlsm").Activate
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
:=False, Transpose:=False

What I'm after is a way to alter the range highlighted based upon matching a cell in "Raw Data.xls' and a cell in "Volume Tracking.xlsm".

The cell A43 in "Raw Data.xls" contains a month (which changes every month); if the month is Jan then I would want the Range to remain as AE33. If it's Feb then I would want the Range to be AF33 (and so on).

In "Volume Tracking.xlsm" I have the months in cells AE4 (Jan), AE5 (Feb) etc.

Is there a way to locate the column in "Volume Tracking.xlsm" on row 4 that contains the value found in A43 in "Raw Data.xls" and then paste what was copied out of "Raw Data.xls" C43 and paste it in to row 33 of the correct column that holds the matching month?

If not could I add code to say if cell A43 in "Raw Data.xls" = Jan then paste to AE33, if Feb then paste to AF33 and so on.........

Excel 2007

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Excel 2007 :: Non-existent File Tries To Open Upon Startup?

May 4, 2013

I have Excel 2007

Every time I start up excel whether it's opening a new spreadsheet or an existing one it tries to open one that I had deleted a while ago. I have nothing in my xlstartup files and I have thoroughly searched all files around it, before it, after it, and all in between. I went to Excel Options>Advanced>General and there is nothing in the field where it says "At startup open all files in:"

It seems to be trying to open the file from my desktop.

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