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    Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    Is there a setting that would either prevent/enable one having two Excel windows open?

    I tried to tile two spreadsheets, but it would not allow. I could tile any other window, but I can have 2 spreadsheets open, but they only will appear one at a time in the same window despite the appearance of 2 buttons in the taskbar.
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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    I cannot confirm this for XL2002, but in XL2000 the attached dialog allows you specify that tiled windows only belong to the active workbook. Perhaps that option is checked in your case and so preventing the dispaly of two seperate workbboks in th eone window.

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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    Thanks for responding, Andrew!

    Where is this dialogue box? I have never seen this in Excel nor windows. Please advise.

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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    Ahhhh...ok! I was using the taskbar tiling. I was not aware of this. Thank you, gentlemen!

    Will Excel not open multiple programs like Word, Explorer, etc. each w/ their own menu & toolbars? I could tile two pages in the three available styles, but I had the main Excel window heading w/ toolbar & menu and then two sub-windows each with a spreadsheet page from two separate files. I have never seen this before in this or another program. Is this right?
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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    I'm sorry - I'm afraid I don't understand what you are asking.
    Do you want to have multiple instances of Excel running?

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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    Well, I guess I am asking if the way you have two files open under one main window is indigenous only to Excel in M$ apps. In Word, PPT, Explorer, etc., you can have two separate files open with an app in two separate windows. I was more or less curious. I'm fine with the way it at least displays two files at the same time under the single app window.

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    Re: Tiling (Office XP Pro/ Excel)

    Excel has, as far as I know, always been that way. Word, to the best of my recollection, used to be the same way. Powerpoint still is if you open 2 (or more) presentations and then choose Window-Arrange all.
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