Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)


    So I recently installed Windows 8 and Office 2007 (including Excel 2007). I then decided to participate in the Office 2013 trial, so I downloaded and installed that on top of everything. It worked correctly, and I could open files normally. Then I deleted Office 2007 in an effort to save space, and now I'm encountering problems.

    Basically, every time I try to open an Excel file, Windows 8 gives me the "How do you want to open this file?" dialogue. I check "Use this app for all .xls(x) files" and click "Keep using Microsoft Excel" and the dialogue closes but the file doesn't open.

    The only way I can get excel files to open now is by going to the Metro menu and opening Excel 2013, then opening the file from there.

    Is there a way to fix this issue without resorting to the workaround method?

    Thanks in advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Hi.............I also found this with excel but word works ok......Did you get a answer to the problem.......

    Thanks

    Roger
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Excel 2013 Issues (can't open files directly)
Related Threads
Maybe this can't be done. Column D is my bank balance and I don't want everyone seeing it. Especially my wife who tends to spend more at the store if she sees it while I figure how much she can spend. What I'm trying to do is to keep only the last 4 digits visible. 549.67 would only...
Running Windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Have a Canon 4370dw Laser Printer connected to my desktop via USB. Have a Brother MFC-J475dw inkjet connected wirelessly to the network. Default printer is the Canon. Here's the problem: Word - In print dialogue, I can choose to print from either the Brother...
Hello, I am beginning to suspect this is not possible. What I want is to have a column with "notes" in which the cells (and the rows with them) expand downwards to accommodate additional text. Can this be done? All the online tutorials just seem to think people want lots of nice additional...
excel 2013 problem on win8 in Software and Apps
Good times of the day :), I have excel 2013 installed on win8 and i have several excel files on the internet that i try to open simultaneously and here is the problem: sometimes when one file is open and i try to open another it doesn't open until I close the first one. Does anyone have a clue or...
Hello, I stay in India. I was using Windows 7 and Office 2010. In the regional settings in Windows 7, I had selected "English (India)" and therefore, Excel 2010 was putting the thousands' separator as per the Indian Rules. In Windows 8 also, I've selected "English (India)" in my regional...
Sharing Violation in Excel 2013 in Software and Apps
Does anyone know why when I try to save some Spreadsheets in Excel 2013 I get a message saying there is a sharing violation and I have to save the file under a different name. I am the only person using the computer and the Excel program. Thanks in advance Peter
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook