Excel 2007 won't open documents on launch, only after some other action.

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Subject: Excel 2007 won't open documents on launch, only after some other action.
Posted by:  Object01 (object…@gmail.com)
Date: 24 Jan 2007

This is a bizarre problem that nobody else seems to be having: when I
double-click an xlsx document from within, say, Windows Explorer, Excel
2007 launches but doesn't show any document.

But the instant I click the Office Button, poof, the document appears.
Or, I can switch to another app and back to Excel, and poof, the
document appears.  From a programmer's perspective, it seems to only
open the document in response to a focus event.  Before such time
though, Excel just stands still, doing nothing.

Clicking any other interface control, like the Ribbon buttons, doesn't
cause the document to open.  Dragging another window on top of Excel
doesn't cause the document to open, nor does moving the Excel window
off the screen and back again.  But clicking the Office Button (just
clicking it to open the menu, not a command within it) makes the
document appear every time.  (Waiting for Excel 2007 to open the doc is
futile: it just sits there until I "poke" it.)

I haven't done any tweaking of Excel and the only add-in I have running
(to my knowledge) is Acrobat's.  I'm not exactly sure how to search for
this problem in the Microsoft KB; none of my queries turn up anything.
Has anyone else observed this?

--
Jeff S.

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