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Automatically Open a Directory of Files

Summary: Automatically open several files when starting Microsoft Excel 2003.

If, when using Excel 2003, you commonly work on a certain group of files, you can place these files in their own directory and then have Excel 2003 automatically open them whenever you start the software. This can save you a lot of time, as you won't have to automatically find each file and open them separately. To make this change:

1. Use Windows Explorer to move the files to a directory of your choice. Note that if you are using a shared drive, be sure to talk with others in your group and your system administrator to ensure it is OK to move spreadsheets to a different folder.

2. From Excel 2003, click "Tools" - "Options".

3. When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, click the "General" tab.

4. Next to "At startup, open all files in", enter in your desired directory.

5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

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Last Modified on: July 13, 2008, at 3:23 P.M. EDT

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