Windows XP & Excel 97

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Subject: Windows XP & Excel 97
Posted by:  Don (dbaynh…
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003

I run Excel 97 under Windows XP (both Home Edition &

Each time I double click an Excel file in a directory to
open it, the file opens, then I get an error box ... "A
document with the name "<filename>.xls" is already open.
You cannot open two documents with the same name..."

I close the error dialog box, and all is well. But the
dialog box is a pain.

Neither Word 97 nor Access 97 do this.

Same results under Home Edition and Professional.

Any reason for this? How can I avoid this?