Excel 2010 DDE Usability Conflict

April 18, 2016 at 07:11:21
Specs: Windows 7
I have finally found out that enabling OPTIONS>ADVANCE>IGNORE OTHER...DDE in Excel, I can finally open multiple Windows of spreadsheets so i can move them to different screens and compare side by side. That worked only on Friday. Today, no so good. I keep getting the message "there was a problem sending the command to the program" when opening shortcuts. I can open Excel by itself, and open a file from there. So now, I am back to where I am. Opening multiple Excel programs manually to open up spreadsheets to have in each Window, whether ignoring DDE is disabled or not (which gives the error). Right now I took off the check box to ignore it and back to the "defaulted" way of opening multiple windows for each sheet.

How can I do this without having the DDE errors or opening multiple Excel programs first before each sheet?

Thanks.

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#1
April 18, 2016 at 07:15:34
I had this issue a long time ago but for the life of me I cannot remember how I resolved it, i'll need to dig through my notes.. but in the mean time perhaps one of the following suggestions may help.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb...


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May 13, 2016 at 06:03:54
I never "solved" this. Issue not solved. How do I reverse this title? I still need a working answer.

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May 13, 2016 at 06:11:46

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#4
May 13, 2016 at 06:28:17
That is a very long one.... opening up multiple instances is not an option for countless sheets. I have to then "open" each sheet. Too much extra clicking. The "show all windows" button does nothing it says it should.
I prefer OpenOffice, but people want their Office and formats, and their spreadsheets far exceed what OpenOffice Calc can handle.
I will look at the others...

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#5
May 14, 2016 at 08:55:57
Have you looked at Kingsoft Office?

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May 22, 2016 at 15:42:07
Derek, thanks but not not going to work. It is a work place type thing so I am stuck using what they use for the most part. I use OpenOffice, but they use Excel 2010 and I can not convert their shared documents from XLSX constantly for my ease of viewing on multiple screens. So wanted to find a way to click a file in my folder that opens in its own window so I can view it on multiple screens like normal humans.

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