Batch files

  jaraba 14:16 03 Sep 2010

I want to open a spreadsht & another program at the same time.
Can I do it with a batch file & if so how.

  DippyGirl 16:52 03 Sep 2010

Just create the .bat file with the following 2 lines

Start "Spreadsheet" C:\path\ssheet.xls
Start "Otherprog" D:\path\otprog.exe

The C:\path\ and D:\path\ must describe the path to the files (your spreadsheet and the other program)

Batch files are a bit clunky (from memory they dont like long names - or didnt )

May want to look at AutoHotKeys click here it can do this sort of stuff and much much more

  cocteau48 17:51 03 Sep 2010

Very simple with this little program:click here

  VoG II 18:07 03 Sep 2010

If you are using Excel then you could get Excel to open the other program. In the ThisWorkbook module for example

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Dim RetVal
RetVal = Shell("notepad.exe", vbNormalFocus)
End Sub

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