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    Excel 2007 & 2003 (2003/2007)

    I am wondering how i can make Excel 2003 my default for opening excel files? I have Excel 2007 and Access 2007 installed along with Office 2003 Pro. When i dbl-click a file in windows explorer it opens it with 2007, i want it to open with 2003. I have Excel 2007 b/c we have 2 people that need to use it due to the number of rows, and i support them. I still mostly use 2003.

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    Re: Excel 2007 & 2003 (2003/2007)

    Try this:
    - Right-click an Excel workbook in Windows Explorer.
    - Select Open With | Choose Program...
    - If Excel 2003 is in the list, select it and tick the check box to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".
    - If not, click Browse..., locate the Excel.exe in the Office11 folder, click OK and proceed as above.

    But if you use Excel 2007 after that, the file associations are likely to be reset. It might be easier to start Excel 2003 first and open the workbooks from within it.

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    Re: Excel 2007 & 2003 (2003/2007)

    I tried what you suggested, but that does not seem to work. It apparently does not know the difference in 2007 and 2003 when choosing what to open file with. If I have 2003 open, then dbl-click a file from windows explorer, it will open it in 2003.

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    Re: Excel 2007 & 2003 (2003/2007)

    I think you'll have to live with that.

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    Re: Excel 2007 & 2003 (2003/2007)

    <!post=This post,688619>This post<!/post> will show the steps I took to make XL2003 the default application on a machine that also has XL2007. It's been 9 months now, and I still have both versions of Excel living peacefully on my machine at once. If I double-click a spreadsheet file, it opens up in XL2003. If I want to open the file with 2007, i just right-click the file and choose open with...

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