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Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Excel 2003

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wmd, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. wmd

    wmd Flightless Bird

    I'm running Windows 7 64-bit (upgraded from Vista), as well as Office 2003.

    I notice that the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview feature doesn't work when I
    have two or more Excel files open. The preview boxes simply show the
    Excel icon instead of the file contents.

    I've done a bit of searching, and the best answer I've found is that
    Excel doesn't open files in separate "instances" (as Word does), but
    rather it opens multiple files in the same instance of the Excel
    program. I've found a few cumbersome workarounds to force-open separate
    instances of Excel, but none of the fixes are convenient.

    Does anyone know if there is a direct solution to this problem? I tried
    searching the Microsoft forums - no luck.

    Apologies if this question belongs in an Excel NG. If so, I'll re-post
    there.

    Thanks!
     
  2. FiOS-Dave

    FiOS-Dave Flightless Bird

    Works fine using Office 2007. Taskbar shows stacked images and hovering
    brings up both thumbnails.

    Dave

    "wmd" <wmd55ca@NOSPAMyahoo.ca> wrote in message
    news:6Uu2n.61121$PH1.34641@edtnps82...
    > I'm running Windows 7 64-bit (upgraded from Vista), as well as Office
    > 2003.
    >
    > I notice that the Taskbar Thumbnail Preview feature doesn't work when I
    > have two or more Excel files open. The preview boxes simply show the Excel
    > icon instead of the file contents.
    >
     
  3. wmd

    wmd Flightless Bird

    FiOS-Dave wrote:
    > Works fine using Office 2007. Taskbar shows stacked images and hovering
    > brings up both thumbnails.
    >
    > Dave



    Thanks for the reply.

    It seems that the problem is sporadic, but it is affecting some users
    out there. Here are two links that have screenshots of the problem... in
    these two examples the problem is with PowerPoint, but the exact same
    thing is happening to me using Excel.

    http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/2350

    http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/5140-Taskbar-thumbnail-Aero-Peek-Powerpoint-Problem-!


    I also understand that both of these examples are from people who were
    using pre-release copies of Win7. I installed from an upgrade disc from
    Dell (upgraded from Vista) on the computer in question.

    Might there be a better NG in which to post this question?

    Thanks.
     

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