Re: Irritating "prompt" from Excel

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Subject: Re: Irritating "prompt" from Excel
Posted by:  Chip Pearson (ch…
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003


Try re-registering Excel with Windows. Close Excel, then go to the Windows
Start menu, chose Run and enter

Excel.exe /regserver

This will cause Excel to start, re-write all of its registry keys, then
quit. Now, start Excel normally.

Chip Pearson
Microsoft MVP - Excel
Pearson Software Consulting, LLC    ch…

"Wayne" <anonymo…> wrote in message
> Hello, I purchased a new notebook that has Windows XP Home
> Edition installed. I loaded onto it Office 97 which i had
> purchased some time ago for my desktop. Everything works
> fine except that every time i open an Excel spreadsheet, i
> get a box telling me that "a document with the same name
> is already opened and i can't open two of them with the
> same on, and so forth". It doesn't matter
> if it's an old document, a new one, a copy of one, and so
> on. About the only thing i haven't tried is removing the
> software completely and reinstalling it (i'll do this when
> i return home this coming Wednesday).
> If anyone has any ideas?
> Thanks, Wayne



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Irritating "prompt" from Excel posted by Wayne on Fri, 31 Oct 2003