Word & Excel won't open files when doubleclicked in Windows Explorer
When I look up a .xls or .doc file in Windows Explorer and double click the file, the Excel or Word programs open, but the file itself does not open. Obviously, the file association is correct, because the correct program opens. The file opens correctlyif I start Excel or Word first, then use the File:Open commandfrom the menu or by keyboard shortcut Ctrl+O.
This problem does not effect any other file type in Windows Explorer. All other programs, including Publisher, start correctly and open the file as well. Does anyone know why these two programs do not open files with a doubleclick, and how to fix it?
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I was like that when the problem exists when double-clicking in Windows Explorer. Then I get the message that the program isn't responding and have the option to close or wait. After a few moments Excel does eventually open and I can work on the file. I do not have the problem when I open the file directly form Excel.
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it's possible that the folder where the file is located may have a very similar name or path to the one where you're trying to open the file from, inside excel. double check not only the file name but the entire file location for instance if you have c:/mydocuments/myfiles/myexcelfiles/file.xls would be different from c:/mydocuments/myfiles/myexcelfiless/file.xls
the look very similar but the folder where one file resides is myexcelfiless and the other folder with the same name resides in myexcelfiles, the difference is only one letter.. so please double take your time double checking!
yes it can.. just download xls to pdf file converter.. it can convert xls, doc files to pdf file. Or you can simply convert it using the internet. just type to any search engine this keyword "xls to pdf convert"
You're right - it was caused by recording a macro. When you record a macro you are given the option to store the new macro in "This Workbook", a "New Workbook" (the default), or in a "Personal Macro Workbook". It looks like you selected "Personal Macro Workbook".
The recorded macro is stored in a special workbook called "Personal.xls". This workbook is loaded every time Excel is loaded. If you don't want this workbook loaded, then just delete it or rename it.
The file is buried deep in Microsoft's application data area. On my Vista computer it's in C:\Users\frogfund\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART
On my Windows XP computer it's in C:\Documents and Settings\frogfund\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART. Depending on your computer your Personal.xls might be in a slightly different location. You might need to do a search using Windows Explorer.
If you are still having troubles finding personal.xls
1. Open Excel,
2. Open the Visual Basic editor (hit Alt-F11 or click Tools-Macro-Visual Basic Editor)
3. Click Tools-References to bring up the references dialog
4. Click on VBAProject in the list. The file location will be displayed near the bottom of the dialog box. Sometimes this might be cut off at the end, but it should give you a good idea where the file is located.
5. Click Cancel to close the dialog.
Solution 1.) If you have installed PDF maker, which can get installed when you install scanner software, the Excel add-on can potentially cause Excel to open slowly. This is more common in Office 2007.
* Close Excel and any other window you have open * Open "My Computer" and browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART *
* When you open Excel, check to see if the time it takes to open the xls/xlsx is shortened.
Solution 2.) This can be fixed by reinstalling Office but there is a faster way to fix this .
* Go to your Control Panel, (click on Start then Click on Control Panel) * Click on Folder Options, then File Types, * scroll down to and select (DOC for Word files) or XLS (for Excel files), * click Advanced and select Open entry, * click the edit Button. * deselect "Use DDE" * append "%1" (include the quote marks) to the end of the application command line, * Remove /dde if it is at the end of the command line * Then click on OK three times.
If the issue was being caused by DDE, then when you now open a Word doc file or Excel els; they will now open faster, without a long pause.
In Microsoft Excel 97, on the Tools menu, click Options. Click the General tab. Clear the Ignore Other Applications checkbox, and click OK.
In Excel 2007, Click Office Button, Excel Options, Advanced.
Look for General.
Clear the Ignore Other Applications checkbox.
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