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Questions tagged [dde]

DDE is Dynamic Data Exchange, a process Microsoft introduced in Windows 2.0 (1987) that allows a program to connect to, communicate with, or control other program(s).

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Libre-office calc: copy cells from different file with automatic cell number addressing

In libre-office I need to load a lot of data from one file into another file. To load the cell content, I use to code below: =DDE("soffice";"file://path-to-my-file/my-file.xlsx";&...
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Missing Mail Merge connection features in one computer that exist in other computer with the same version of Office

Working in 2 computers in the same version of Office, I realized that the way to connect to an access database from MS Word, for doing what I wanted to do, was using DDE connection. In one computer I ...
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DDE error opening file with Windows Explorer, but works fine with “OpenWith”

This question pertains to my Windows 10 company machine on which I do not have admin rights but can get assistance from an administrator to implement a fix if necessary. The issue is with a program ...
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Excel 2010 Open in new instance DDE disabled

I have enabled "Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" so that when I open an excel file it opens a new instance, however that file is not loaded. I then have to open the ...
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Open separate instances of workbooks excel 2010

I've seen a few questions of this, but most were really old. However it seems I have an interesting twist. The basic question is how to open two workbooks in two different monitors in Excel 2010. ...
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Excel 2013 DDE function

I have a problem with the DDE function in Excel 2013. When I try to use =DDE(X, y, Z) the function does not appear in Excel. I know that maybe it is a stupid question but after an hour I can't find ...
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App looking for Word 2007 as dependency, doesn't work with only Word 2010 installed

I have an old app I'm running and one of its functions is generating reports. Now, the thing is, whenever I want to generate a report, the app creates an RTF file and tries to find Word 2007 to open ...
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How can we transfer data from one open Excel file to another in real time?

We have below situation and want the data to be transferred live, Any Help Please. 2 Separate Users - Gautam & Milan - Logged in to Windows RDP Server 2 Separate PC - PC1 & PC2 2 Separate ...
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After ignoring DDE function, cannot open separate instances of Excel [duplicate]

I looked up a method of opening multiple files in separate instances of MS Excel, as I have both a landscape oriented and portrait oriented monitor and need to use both. The common method of doing so ...
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Excel 2010 crashes: Excel.exe 0xc0000005 when trying to highlight from pivot table

One of our users uses pivot tables a lot. She often called me about Excel crashing from time to time without being able to reproduce the problem. Today we have found a way to reproduce the crash every ...
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Pressing Win+E takes a very long time as oposed to double clicking My Computer

I had a similar problem with Microsoft Office files. If I opened Microsoft Word, for example, and then Ctrl-O to open a file, it would work instantly. However, if I double clicked on a file, it took a ...
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Fatal error: Acrobat failed to connect to DDE server

This is my problem: I can always open one PDF document in Acrobat Reader from Explorer, and sometimes more (especially soon after Windows restart). However, after some time it starts to fail: when I ...
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Auto: enable automotic update of links Ms-Excel?

How do I enable automatic updates of links for all users, even on other PCs? I have more than 20 excel sheets that are all linked and need to update. The problem is that sometimes users forget to ...
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Error adding right-click menu Edit option

I've followed the instructions to add an entry to the right-click menu, to add "Edit with Paint.NET" to the jpg right-click menu. However, Paint.NET produces the error: (The image type is not ...
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Clicking hyperlinks in Email messages becomes painfully slow

Running Windows 7 (RC, 64 bit). Suddenly, today, after months without a problem, clicking on links has become extremely slow. I've noticed this in two places. (1) clicking hyperlinks in Outlook ...
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Why does Access report it can't receive a command to its program?

I just upgraded to Windows 7, and when after reinstalling my MS Office, I have an interesting error. When I click on a database, I get a popup message "There was a problem sending the command to the ...