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    Multiple taskbar xls icons (windows NT, office 98)

    hello all,

    I am tryingt o set up excel so that when i open up 2 spreadsheets they open and become affiliated with seprate task bar icons so that i can manuever between them easier. where can i set the feature to set up a new instance of excel when i open a 2nd, 3rd etc. file? thanks alot

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    Re: Multiple taskbar xls icons (windows NT, office 98)

    Um ... Office 98? That's the Mac version.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Multiple taskbar xls icons (windows NT, office 98)

    Maybe its an NT box running a mac emulator ...
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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Multiple taskbar xls icons (windows NT, office 98)

    Multiple taskar icons were introduced with Excel 2000, as part of a wider change from MDI to SDI. Unless you need to have separate spreadsheets (ie workbooks), you could achieve a similar result by using multiple worksheets in the same workbook.

    Another way would be to insert a macro like:

    Sub Switch()
    Windows(2).Activate
    End Sub

    into the each of workbooks (or personal.xls) and attach it to a button on the toolbar. The above macro simply switches between the last two currently open workbooks. Other than that, you could use shortcut-keys to toggle between them (eg Alt-W 1, Alt-W 2).
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Multiple taskbar xls icons (windows NT, office 98)

    hi there! you have probalbly got your problem fixed, but if not..go to Tools, Options, View and click the "Windows in Taskbar" - that will fix it for you.

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