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server 200 + excel start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DaveSS, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. DaveSS

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    Folks, this one's been bothering me for a while.

    I'd like a specific excel sheet to open up once a user logs on, to in this case the server.

    I have placed the said excel sheet in the start up folder. However only excel opens and not the actual sheet I want(which is an over time sheet)

    Any ideas??:confused:
     
  2. gotmikey

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    i just tried this and let me know if it works.. Background info, my laptop is WinXP, logging onto a NT4.0 Domain and using OfficeXP. We use logon scripts here connecting shares on the server to local drivers here.. \\server\common is the x:\. I created a test.xls on the x:\ and also "right clicked and created a shortcut to it also" I moved that to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. And Excel opened up into the "test.xls" I logged onto my laptop as me and as administrator and the file opened up both times. Let me know if this helps.
     
  3. DaveSS

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    Nope, I've server 2000 running office 2000.

    I've put the excel sheet into C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    and not a thing. Tried this on a test pc too with w2k server and office XP with still no luck?????????
     
  4. DaveSS

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    Same prob - different day - any new ideas?
     
  5. gotmikey

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    Are you putting the actual file or a shortcut to the file in the startup directory?
     
  6. DaveSS

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    The file
     
  7. gotmikey

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    try putting a shortcut to the file in the start folder. Perhaps putting the excel file (for example) in c:\ then making a shortcut to that file and putting that .lnk in the startup.
     
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    Try this, create your template/sheet etc... then place the shortcut or file in the: all users\application data\microsoft\excel\xlstart folder. If you only put it in the regular startup, Excel starts but without template, i.e blank. If you don't have that folder create it
     
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