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Old November 27th 04, 05:51 PM
 
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Default Desktop shortcut to a named Excel file - every time I open it adds a "1" to the file name - how to disable?

What I want to do is to create a shortcut to a spreadsheet called,
say. "finances.xls" - but when I open that shortcut it changes the
name to "finances1.xls" and the user has to remember that just hitting
the save icon in excel will -not- update the original file. Is there
a way to turn this numbering off?

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Old November 27th 04, 06:55 PM
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This is generally the case when you open a Template file.

Check to see if the actual finances.xls is perhaps finances.XLT

Gord Dibben Excel MVP

On 27 Nov 2004 11:51:12 -0600, wrote:

What I want to do is to create a shortcut to a spreadsheet called,
say. "finances.xls" - but when I open that shortcut it changes the
name to "finances1.xls" and the user has to remember that just hitting
the save icon in excel will -not- update the original file. Is there
a way to turn this numbering off?


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Old November 27th 04, 09:02 PM
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 10:55:41 -0800, Gord Dibben <gorddibbATshawDOTca
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This is generally the case when you open a Template file.

Check to see if the actual finances.xls is perhaps finances.XLT


Nope, the files are all .xls


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