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    Office 2010 - Viewing multiple files in one toolbar session

    Now I know that this is a personal use thing and not a functionality problem. That being said...on 2003, I was able to have a session of Excel or Word open and showing on the toolbar. Within that session, I could have multiple files open and viewable by using the window menu to toggle between them. This is not the same as the toolbar setting to "group similar taskbar buttons." Anybody remember back to 03 and know what i'm talking about?
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    Is View (tab) | Switch Windows what you are seeking?

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    yes. i want to be able to have an instance of word for example that has multiple files in that session. then i want to be able to open another session of word that has different multiple files in that session. when looking at the toolbar, i want to see only those 2 buttons, not a separate button for every file that's opened.
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    This partly a Windows Issue and partly a Word issue. In Word 2003 you needed to go into the options and turn off "Show Windows in Taskbar". In Word 2010 that option is still there under Advanced...Display.

    But when I untick it, I don't get a second icon if I start a second instance of Word.

    But I am using Win 7, where the taskbar behaves differently from earlier versions, and I have modified mine to be more like previous versions.
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    Hm! I took your info and was able to use it succesfully in Word and Excel. I had to add the SWITCH WINDOW command to the toolbar and ribbon. Now it's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for helping to guide me there!
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