Re: Problem with Excel

Subject: Re: Problem with Excel
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com, AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, "Dana Worley \(webmail\)" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 10:20:34 -0800 (PST)

I know what you mean about Vista. I've been thinking of buying a new laptop for work myself, but many of the pre-configured ones that I prefer are only shipping with Vista now-a-days. And I'm sorry (Mr. Microsoft), but I'd rather stick with what works (XP).

Seriously though, once you get done playing with puppy, have a look at,-but-the-file-doesnt.html . It really does seem like the options presented there might be useful in this instance.

Me, I don't have a puppy to play with, but I do have to get a draft of a report out by the morning of the 2nd, so that I can interface with the client's client in preparation for the final review of Phase I of the project. And there's snow on the driveway and deck that needs to be shoveled, but it's soooo much warmer in here with HAL.

Enjoy the puppy--they grow up quick!

jan c.

----- Original Message ----
From: Sharon Burton <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
To: AL Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>; Dana Worley (webmail) <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 12:57:13 PM
Subject: RE: Problem with Excel

MS has a nasty habit of just doing stuff without telling us. I suspect
something they broke to try to get us to update.

Since I've worked with Vista and Office 2007 on my work laptop, I'm
firm on my Office 2000 and XP for my home machine. They works and I
to be able to find things! And Vista is a freaking nightmare OS. Good
Not since a laptop came with Windows ME have I hated an OS this much.
The IT
guy swapped it out this weekend for me and put XP and Office 2003 on
instead. I may have a functional laptop again this week.

But what Al is describing is exactly what's happening with me. I can
the file and drop it on my application after the application opens. But
can't get the file to both open the application AND open itself.

I seriously can't be bothered to spend any time disconnecting from the
rebooting, disabling my anti-spyware and anti-virus stuff, to see if
impacts it. I'll deal with the Alt+tab and an extra double-click. I
have a
puppy that could be hugged instead.


Sharon Burton
CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting


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