Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

If my users have Excel 2007 open and double click on another Excel document in explorer (or goto file open and open a new one), this document is opened within the same window.

Can I configure every new document to open in its own separate window? I'm sure I'm probably missing an obvious configuration setting here.

Is there a way to configure this globally via GPO or something?

share|improve this question

migrated from Aug 20 '11 at 17:27

This question came from our site for system and network administrators.

No. It is not possible. – mailq Aug 19 '11 at 19:35

1 Answer 1

Possibly ?

(I think that will open two copies of Excel with two windows, with a document in each. Not one copy of Excel with two documents and two windows. I don't think the latter is possible anymore).

share|improve this answer
Yes, the proper way to do this is to open Excel twice and File>>Open from there. I find it annoying too I must admit, but there you go. – Kieran Walsh Aug 22 '11 at 23:37

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.