Question about Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Spanish Version: Windows
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? Ever since I installed Office 2007 under Windows Vista, my double-clicks on any Office file correctly opens the application, which promptly says it cannot find the file. If I then go to the file Open, I can successfully open that file by browsing. This applies to Word, Excel, Powerpoint equally. What gives? The association is correct by the way.
Excel may have "Ignore other applications" selected. See THIS Microsoft Knowledgebase Article.
Try going to Excel Options; Advanced tab; and under the 'General' heading: uncheck the box that says: Ignore other Applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE).
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
I had the same problem with Excel 2007 and fixed it by:
Excel Options/Advanced/under General, uncheck "Ignore other applicatins that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)"
I then closed Excel (don't know if that was necessary), and thereafter everything was fine.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Had the same problem. Here's a fix that worked for me (Excel 2007):
Excel Options > Trust Center > "Trust Center Settings" button > Trusted Locations (on the left-side nav bar)
Make sure the top level folder where the file(s) are located (in my case another computer on our LAN) is named on the list. If not, click "Add new location" and put in the path to the folders from which you're trying to open. Also click the "Subfolders of this location are also trusted" button.
You may need to check the "Allow Trusted locations on my network" box. I did, because our files are all on a separate server.
Hope this helps!
Long Beach, CA
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
I have the same problem and had it fixed. I have recently upgraded to the latest version of Ad-Aware. The software interprets the DDE message from Windows to Excel/Word as a "threat", and blocks the files from opening. Everything works fine again after I have disabled the real time threat watch from Ad-Aware. If you have an Anti-Virus program installed, you might want to check your settings.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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.
Now, as to why this was checked in the first place, ewan ko na!
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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