When you double-click a Microsoft Excel workbook (.xls file or .xlsx file) in Microsoft Windows Explorer, Excel does not open the file, and you may receive the following error message:
In Window Vista, when you double-click an Excel workbook, Excel does not open the file, and you may receive the following error message:
Excel may actually open, but the file will not open. If Excel is already running, a second instance of Excel may start.
This problem may occur if the Ignore other applications setting in Excel is selected.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
|1.||In Microsoft Office Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Excel Options.|
|2.||Click Advanced, and then click to clear the Ignore other applications check box in the General area.|
|1.||In Microsoft Office Excel 2003 or earlier versions of Excel click Options, on the Tools menu.|
|2.||Click the General tab.|
|3.||Click to clear the Ignore other applications check box, and then click OK.|
When you double-click an Excel workbook in Windows Explorer, a dynamic data exchange (DDE) message is sent to Excel, instructing it to open the workbook that you double-clicked.