Taskbar icons, Office 2000
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: s_milberg-ga
List Price: $4.00
02 Jun 2003 14:38 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2003 14:38 PDT
Question ID: 212141
In office 2000, excel, powerpoint, and various other applications spawn new taskbar icons for each workbook, presentation, etc. that is currently open. In previous incarnations of office, all workbooks et. al. were kept within one toolbar icon. My dilemma: I used to be able to cycle (pre office 2000) through windows within one application using CTRL + TAB and windows across applications using ALT + TAB. Now, if i want to switch applications i have to deal with potentially dozens of excel windows when cycling with ALT + TAB. Is there any way to force office applications to display only one icon?
Re: Taskbar icons, Office 2000
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 02 Jun 2003 19:46 PDT
Hi there, I've found a simple solution to your problem. What you need to do is this: -Open Excel (or Powerpoint, Access, etc...) -Click Tools>Options -Click the view tab and uncheck the Windows in Taskbar option and click Okay That should solve your problem, well in every Office program except Word. According to Microsoft, "because Microsoft Word 2000 uses true Single Document Interface (SDI) technology and no longer supports Multiple Document Interface (MDI), SDI cannot be turned off in Microsoft Word 2000." Unfortunately, there is no way to fix this problem in Word 2000, but it is fixed in Word XP. Hope that helps! If you need any further clarification please feel free to ask. Deadlychiapet-ga Additional links: Annoyances.org - Force Office 2000 to Open All Documents in the Same Window http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-805 WD2000: New Word Instance Appears to Run for Each Document http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q230684 Google (and Microsoft Knowledge Base) Search terms used: office 2000 window word 2000 window
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