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    How do I change where XLSTART is?

    How do I configure xl to change where its setup/config files live, (as I can & did for word)?
    I was trying to cleanup my O2k installation by having only 1 MS data directory, having upgraded from O97, so I moved xlstart into the application data directories, so all office stuff was there, but it never loaded the files in the xlstart directory!? So I had to move them back into the prgm files/microsoft office/ directories.
    Pity they can't choose 1 location & stick with it!

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    Re: How do I change where XLSTART is?

    If you go Tools, Options and select the General tab, you can specify an alternate startup file location.

    Hope that gives you what you are looking for

    Andrew C

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    Re: How do I change where XLSTART is?

    Thanks Andrew, but I'm really looking for where the "not-alternative" startup directory is located. This seems to be hard-wired by ms, but it's not consistent, because upgrading from 97 to 2k leaves files in 2 locations & I wanted to consolidate them to the 1 place.

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    Re: How do I change where XLSTART is?

    David,
    The following is a typical path to XLStart. All files in XLStart are loaded on startup, so you may want to select what you put in there.

    C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office2000OfficeXLStart

    and the following is where templates are stored

    C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftTemplates

    Depending on your installation there may be differences. Hope taht helps

    Andrew

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    Re: How do I change where XLSTART is?

    I do not know of any way to change the location of XLSTART. Excel tends to keep a lot of that kind of stuff in its parameter files, and it doesn't provide ways to change it.
    Legare Coleman

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