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    Windows in the Taskbar (ExcelXP)

    I have deselected the option in Excel to Show Windows in the Taskbar. However, it makes no differences. The taskbar always shows a separate instance of Excel in the taskbar. Is there anything else I need to set?

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    Re: Windows in the Taskbar (ExcelXP)

    Do you mean that if you have two workbooks open, you still have two items in the task bar? If so, are you sure that you haven't started two separate instances of Excel? For instance, if you have Excel in your Quick Launch toolbar, each time you click the Excel icon there, you will start a new instance of Excel. You can check this in the Task Manager; if you started Excel twice, there will be two entries named EXCEL.EXE in the Processes tab.

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    Re: Windows in the Taskbar (ExcelXP)

    Yes I am using the Quick Launch toolbar to open Excel many times. You are quite right, Excel is show multiple times in the Processes tab.

    However, it doesn't work like this for Word. I can click Word on the Quick Launch toolbar many times, and it only shows it once in the Taskbar, and once in the Processes tab. It would be great if Excel could work the same way.

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    Re: Windows in the Taskbar (ExcelXP)

    Unfortunately, you have run into one of the inconsistencies within the Office Suite. Clicking Word in the Quick Launch toolbar just creates a new document in the running instance of Word. Clicking Excel or Access starts a new instance of the application. Why? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Windows in the Taskbar (ExcelXP)

    Thanks Hans. At least now I know I am not going crazy, and that my computer isn't broken.

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