I have installed microsoft office home and student 2007 on my pc which is running on vista home premium. The software installed ok and I can use word and excel 2007. The problem is that I cannot open any excel file sent to me as excel is not listed under my programmes. word 2007 is listed and can be used ok. How can i get excel 2007 listed under my programmes so that I can open files? Thanks
I don't know if it is the same in Vista as in XP, but for XP, open up Windows Explorer, then go to Program Files, then Microsoft Office then Office and look in there for EXCEL with a green cross icon. That is the Excel programme.
Alternatively, if you are looking to associate a file extension like .xls with a programme, then do as above and open Windows Explorer, then click on Tools/Folder Options/File Types and see if there is an association in there if not, create one by going through the sequence of New and following the instructions presented to you.
I think I am getting closer, but I still have not solved the problem. When I look at the default programmes for .xls it is giving me microsoft word.When I try to change it, by browsing, excel is not an option. However excel is the default programme for .xlsb, .xlsm, .xlsshtml and various other file extensions, and must be available on my computor. what iI now would like help[ on is how can I get excel to open .xls files! Thanks again for your help and pacience!!
Go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/File Types tab/ and scroll down to .XLS - highlight and you will see below which program it opens with. If it is not Microsoft Excel then click Change... and select Microsoft Excel from the list. Tick the box 'Always Use the Selected Program' and click OK.