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    I have a new laptop running Office 2003 under Windows 7 Home Premium. When I click on an Excel file, Excel opens but it does not load the spreadsheet. I get a message that "there was a problem sending a command to the program". This has happened with EVERY Excel file I have on my machine. But if I load Excel and then file/open and select that same spreadsheet, it loads if just fine. HELP!

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    Take a look in your Advanced Options in Excel there should be an option called "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)". Ensure this is unchecked.

    Does that fix it?

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    In Excel 2003 - uncheck:
    Tools --> Options --> General Tab -->> Ignore other applications
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    The "ignore other applications" box IS UNCHECKED, and I still get that "there was a problem sending the command to the program" message. It happens in Excel, but NOT in Word or PowerPoint. I've used the "repair" function for Excel; that didn't work either.

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    Ok, try this from poster Rory in another thread:


    Try doing Start-Run:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\excel.exe" /unregserver

    then Start-Run:
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\excel.exe" /regserver
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