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Problem with Document Restore from System Tray

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by RonN, May 13, 2010.

  1. RonN

    RonN Flightless Bird

    Quite often I will have 3 or more documents; e.g. Word, open on my desktop,
    but miminized to the system tray. If I open another existing Word document
    "all" of the open and minimized documents are fully restored to the desktop
    and then the newly opened document is displayed so it is in front. This will
    occur with any Office program used if you have several documents open at one
    time.

    My research indicates this is the default behavior in Office and has been
    for several releases. I'm using Office 2007. Does anyone know if there is a
    way to make a change within the Office programs to keep this from happening?
    Is it possible a Registry Key change can help with this?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. Zaidy036

    Zaidy036 Flightless Bird

    In article <30A628C6-3508-4D86-99DF-2F265327B19C@microsoft.com>,
    RonN@discussions.microsoft.com says...
    >
    > Quite often I will have 3 or more documents; e.g. Word, open on my desktop,
    > but miminized to the system tray. If I open another existing Word document
    > "all" of the open and minimized documents are fully restored to the desktop
    > and then the newly opened document is displayed so it is in front. This will
    > occur with any Office program used if you have several documents open at one
    > time.
    >
    > My research indicates this is the default behavior in Office and has been
    > for several releases. I'm using Office 2007. Does anyone know if there is a
    > way to make a change within the Office programs to keep this from happening?
    > Is it possible a Registry Key change can help with this?
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can provide.


    I cannot answer your specific question but there are tabbed office add-ons
    available, some free some paid. Some only work in Word or only Excel, others in
    both.

    On my 64 bit Win 7 Home Premium with Office 2007 S&T I am using Office Tab
    available at http://www.extendoffice.com/en/product/office-tab.html
     

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