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    File Manager for Excel (Excel 2003)

    I am looking for something that is the equivilent of the "work" menu in word to use with Excel to help manage files. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: File Manager for Excel (Excel 2003)

    Unfortunately, Excel doesn't have a Work menu. Excel MVP J.E. McGimpsey wrote an add-in that provided it, but it is not available anymore, and the promised new version hasn't materialized.

    As an alternative, you could create a workbook with hyperlinks to the workbooks you want to use frequently.

    Another possibility, although quite different, is to open a group of workbooks, arrange them the way you want, then save a workspace file (.xlw). A workspace doesn't contain the workbooks themselves, only information about which workbooks are open and how their windows are arranged. You can create any number of workspace files.

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    Re: File Manager for Excel (Excel 2003)

    I've attached a copy of the work menu Hans talked about.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
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    Re: File Manager for Excel (Excel 2003)

    There is a more recent version of that add-in available from <A target="_blank" HREF=ftp://ftp.mcgimpsey.com/excel/site/>ftp://ftp.mcgimpsey.com/excel/site/</A>

    It is in .sit (StuffIt) format. For those who do not have a file compression utility that supports this format then you can use StuffIt Expander

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    Re: File Manager for Excel (Excel 2003)

    Thanks everyone. Also thanks for the add-in info. Great suggestions for alternative approaches too. Woody's Lounge comes through again!

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