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MS Excel 2007 Separate Windows in v11
Alex M
Alex M
Posted 2012-05-17 18:26
Hi all, was going to log a ticket but thought to try here first.

Have been using Office 2007 for years.  I could of sworn up until v11 of Crossover Linux opening .xlsx documents from KDE Dolphin file manager would yield a new Excel window for each document.  Now I'm not seeing that.  I'm getting them all in one window and have to use the Excel "View" menu to switch windows (tragedy).

I've followed some tricks on the web for making Excel do the right thing:  Excel Options>Advanced>Show All Windows in the Taskbar (untick).  There is also a trick to add "%1" at the end of the program association in windows.  Looking at the complexity of the cxoffice associations, I don't know how to implement that.

Anyone know how to achieve this?

Thanks!
Sandro Cunha Silveira
Sandro Cunha Silveira
Posted 2012-08-11 22:35
I'm having the same problem.
I can not work in excel with two open windows, which is very bad..
I'm just waiting for the solution of this problem to buy this program and migrate from Windows 7 to Ubuntu.
J-P Simard
J-P Simard Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 4
Posted 2012-08-12 07:15
Since I had Excel, I tried to find a solution, and I think I have a "workaround".

Now, like you, I can't open two documents and have them in two windows if I use Excel's menus.  But, on my system, I can open Excel twice with my "windows applications menu", and in each instance, I can open a new document. Therefore each with their own windows, because I have two Excel windows right off the bat.

Now this isn't "perfect" but if this works on my system, wouldn't it do for you guys?

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