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    Change format of sheet created using "New" shell command

    I modified the book.xltx located in "C:\Users\CWBillow\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel \XLSTART\Book.xltx", and now the startup sheet is just what I need.

    But when I right-click on the desktop, and select "Microsoft Excel Worksheet" it isn't at all like the default template at startup.

    How do I get the shell sheet to match the sheet at startup?

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    It's probably because that shortcut is opening the Excel program with its defaults such as normal.dotx or normal.dot, might work better to create a Shortcut on the Desktop to the file itself, double-clicking it should open as desired.

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    Berton,

    I agree that Excel is using it's defaults in that case but normal.* files apply to Word not Excel. HTH
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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    Berton, but if I modified the default settings so that Excel opens wit a set of format defaults, how then can I get those defaults to work with the "New" file? Isn't there a way to set a file as the default for "new" files just like when I set up a spreadsheet inside the program?

    When I click a new Word program, it uses the defaults in normal.dotx. Isn't there some way to accomplish this same thing in Excel rather than having to set up formatting every time?

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    You'd have to change the Open command in the registry to look like:
    excel.exe /t "c:\My Folder\book.xltx"

    Also note that if you use File - New - New blank workbook from within Excel, this doesn't use your book.xltx template either. There's no way to change that, as far as I know.
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