To open without a blank workbook you need to change the target string
for opening to something like:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office2000\Office\EXCEL.EXE" /e
Right click on the icon that starts Excel and add the space plus /e
Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
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<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Whenever I double-click on an existing .xls file, the file
> opens and additionally it also opens a new file book1.xls.
> How do I stop the unnecessary blank file from opening.