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Q: Taskbar icons, Office 2000 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Taskbar icons, Office 2000
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: s_milberg-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 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?

Request for Question Clarification by tisme-ga on 02 Jun 2003 14:51 PDT
What operating system? 


Clarification of Question by s_milberg-ga on 02 Jun 2003 15:03 PDT
win 2k
Subject: Re: Taskbar icons, Office 2000
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 02 Jun 2003 19:46 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

I've found a simple solution to your problem. What you need to do is
-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.

Additional links: - Force Office 2000 to Open All Documents in the Same

WD2000: New Word Instance Appears to Run for Each Document;en-us;q230684

Google (and Microsoft Knowledge Base) Search terms used:
office 2000 window
word 2000 window
s_milberg-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer, succint and to the point.

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