How can I open two Excel documents in separate Excel windows (Excel 2010 and 2013)?



We frequently get asked, "Can I get two Excel documents in NetDocuments open in separate Excel windows?" and the answer is yes.  

NOTE: This will only work in Excel 2010 if you have ndOffice installed.

You will need Excel 2010 or 2013 and the latest version of either the NetDocuments Application Integrations or ndOffice installed for this to work.

Step 1 - Open the first Excel document one of two ways, you can click the document name from within NetDocuments or you can open Excel and via the currently installed add-in choose the File>Open option you can select a document from within NetDocuments.

Step 2 - With your first document already open locate the Excel application icon on your local machine, right click the icon and choose "Open new Window".

Step 3 - In your new Excel window again use your currently installed NetDocuments add-in to do a File>Open to open your second NetDocuments Excel document in a second Excel window.

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    Is there a way to have two excel documents in ND open in separate Excel Windows AND the ability to do a quick save of both documents (instead of a save as and deleting the "old" document) while working in ND?


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    I cannot get this to work, even with a new Excel instance open, opening a NetDocuments sheet still places it in the original sheet. Any guidance on this? Has this feature went away?

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    Has anyone been able to get this to work? I've not been able to get it to work, just as Nathan stated, I have another instance of Excel open but NetDocuments still opens the document in the original instance, regardless of which Excel instance I try to open a spreadsheet from.

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    This does not work for me or our users. It still opens the 2nd NetDocuments file in the same instance of Excel. It does not open in the 2nd instance of Excel I have started. Any updates on this issue?

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