Solved: Open Excel files in separate windows

Microsoft Excel Icon.svgThis is a big nuisance with Microsoft Excel desktop version. I use Windows 7 and need to work with 3 separate Excel files simultaneously so I have them all open on my 2 screens. Excel by default opens them up ALL IN THE SAME WINDOW (wanna swear now, but keep reading). 

To open Excel files in separate windows here’s what I do. 

1. Open the first Excel document

2. Click on the Excel icon on the taskbar with mouse wheel, a new Excel window opens 

3. Click and drag my second file into that window – Voila!

4. Do the same with the rest of the documents and I’m saved

Enjoy!

Post Author: Tom Pai