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    open *.xls in already open Excel 2007

    Every time I double click on a *.xls file, Excel opens a new copy of the program. How do I get Excel to bring the file into the currently open version?
    If I drag and drop, it doesn't do that, but double click muscle memory is hard to break <g>.

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    These are the directions for XL2010. I presume that they are similar
    File - options
    Advanced
    Go to "General" section (near the bottom)
    Uncheck "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)"

    Steve

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    Thanks.
    However, it doesn't seem to make any difference whether "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" is unchecked or checked. There is no apparent change in behavior.

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