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Multiple Excel 2003 windows in Windows 2007

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by mommyoftwo78, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. mommyoftwo78

    mommyoftwo78 Thread Starter

    Dec 20, 2011
    I need to be able to have Excel open new files in a new window, instead of the one already open. I've tried searching the web for ideas, but cannot seem to find anyone with a solution to Windows 7 with Excel 2003. Please help!!
  2. Keebellah

    Keebellah Trusted Advisor

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
    I sugest you search the forum for similar questions. Spacefamily had the same question.

    I offered a vbs script to do it:

    Public GetAbsolutePath, GetTheParent
    Dim objExcel, f, objFso, fname
    Set objFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") 
    Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    GetAbsolutePath = objfso.GetAbsolutePathName(Wscript.ScriptName)
    GetTheParent = Objfso.GetParentFolderName(WScript.ScriptFullName) 'Returns the parentfolder of the Path/File specified
    fname = Array("<filename here incl extension>","<filename here incl extension>")
    For f = LBound(fname) To UBound(fname)
    	If objFso.FileExists(GetTheParent & "\" & fname(f)) Then
    		MsgBox fname(f),,f
    		objExcel.Workbooks.Open(GetTheParent & "\" &fname(f))
    		objExcel.Visible = True
    	End If
    Set objExcel=Nothing
    Set objFso=Nothing 
    Save the code as <anyname>.vbs and place it in the folder that holds the excel files.
    Doubleclick to run.
    If will show a message box and open that file etc etc all in a new Excel session.
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