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excel – Move worksheet to a new window

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I was wondering if it is possible to avoid the general behavior of MS Excel 2010 when opening a new document while one instance of the program is already running. Basically what happens is that the program opens the new spreadsheet in the current environment, as a new workbook.

What I would like to do is to set as default (or find an easy and quick way to do it with a keyboard short-cut / Macro) the opening of the a new workbook in a new instance of MS Excel.

The final goal is to allow me to keep one workbook in one monitor and move the second one in a second monitor (I’m working with 2 monitors at work).

How to&Answers:

Yes.

If you want to do this in VBA code, then you can use the following:

Sub OpenInNewInstance()
    Dim xlApp As Application
    Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    xlApp.Workbooks.Add
    xlApp.Visible = True
End Sub

For a none VBA solution you can open up two instances of excel and open a document from the file menu in each instance.

There is this method I found on SuperUser for opening all sheets in new instances of Excel

In Excel 2003, go to Tools -> Options -> General tab.

Make sure the option, ‘Ignore other applications’ is checked.

In Excel 2007 & 2010, Click the Office button -> Excel Options -> Advanced.

Under General, check ‘Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange’.

https://superuser.com/questions/21602/open-excel-files-in-new-window


Or you can make a registry edit (probably want to back up first)

strart - run - regedit:

Left column

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/commend:

Right column {adding (space)"%1"}

Double Click on (Default) and write - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"

Right Click on Command – choose "rename" and add something to the name  - for example 2 (commend2).

Left column

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.8/shell/Open/ddeexec:

Right Click on the folder ddeexec and choose "rename" and add something to the name  - for example 2 (ddeexec2)

Left column

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Excel.Sheet.12/shell/Open/commend:

Right column {adding (space)"%1"}

Double Click on (Default) and write - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\EXCEL.EXE" /e "%1"

Right Click on Command – choose "rename" and add something to the name  - for example 2 (commend2).

Also depending on what version of Excel you are using there may be an option in the View Menu to open a new Window.

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