Excel Spreadsheet Shortcuts

  rfdar 11:23 22 Apr 2003

I'm using office XP in WIndows 98. I am unable to access any of my excel spreadsheet shortcuts on the desktop or directly by double clicking in my docs folder.
However if I first open the excel spreadsheet and then open file from the file menu I can access all or any spreadsheets.
Why can't I access any file as shortcut please?

  tbh72 11:55 22 Apr 2003

It may be that your file associations have been lost. Did you participate in the SO6 challenge recently.

Resolution : Open Windows Explorer, select Folder Option, from the view menu.

Select the File Type's (3rd) tab at the top of the new window.

Check there for the XLS file exstension and check it opens with excel.

Report back with the results.

  fitshase 12:01 22 Apr 2003

Another way of getting your shortcuts sorted is to :-

- find the excel document you are having trouble double clicking to open.

- hold down the shift button then click with the right mouse button

- select Open With....

- from the list select Microsoft Excel

- check the Always Use the Selected Program box

- click on OK

- try double clicking the file to open it



  fitshase 14:48 22 Apr 2003

One other thing to try is to repair the Office XP installation. Insert the Office CD and when prompted, select Repair.

This might work.

Other than that I do not know.



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