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infinisa
Hello All

A strange thing has been happening recently with Excel 2007 on my PC (Windows XP SP2).

If I open Excel and then double-click on an Excel document in Windows Explorer, both the program and the document open instantaneously.

However, if I double-click on an Excel document before opening Excel, then it takes a whole minute for the document to appear!

Does anyone have any idea what's going on here, and how to fix it?

Thanks.
BrianElliott0218
infinisa wrote:

A strange thing has been happening recently with Excel 2007 on my PC (Windows XP SP2).

If I open Excel and then double-click on an Excel document in Windows Explorer, both the program and the document open instantaneously.

However, if I double-click on an Excel document before opening Excel, then it takes a whole minute for the document to appear!

Does anyone have any idea what's going on here, and how to fix it?


M$ Office 2007 is a big sham. You can open all M$ Office documents using OpenOffice.org and it's free! If you really need M$ Office, you should try to get the older versions instead of the 2007 version. It's going to be incompatible with the older stuff without the extra compatibility add-on (which of course makes it even slower than normal).

If you decide to keep using M$ Office, good luck. If you want free software from the Open Source community and other free licenses, then try OpenOffice.org. It much faster and leaner than the M$ applications.
infinisa
Hi BrianElliott0218

Thanks for the suggestion. I really love free software (who doesn't?), so I'll give it a try.

However, as I've bought Office 2007, I feel entitled to having it to work properly!
AftershockVibe
Well, it will take longer because windows has to open the excel program and then file.

However, if the problem is that doubleclicking takes longer than doing that manually then you do have a problem but I'm afraid I don't know how to fix it (short of wipe-reinstall).

Sad
bloodrider
Probably it takes longer because in between windows is opening excel program and the file you have the antivirus scanning the file.
Try to turn off your antivirus and see if the problem persist.
Craeft
I still use Office 2K on my XP 64-bit system. Works like a champ. Smile Office 2007 was pretty much developed as a money-making scam for businesses to buy more into MS.

IN hopes of answering your question, though... what process do you have running? Is there anything peculiar in your process list that shouldn't be there? Or that you question?
infinisa
Hello Craeft

Thanks for your 11th April post:

Quote:
IN hopes of answering your question, though... what process do you have running? Is there anything peculiar in your process list that shouldn't be there? Or that you question?


I would appreciate any help on this weird issue.

I should stress:
1. This is a nearly new PC with lots of horse power.
2. If I open Excel 2007 and then double-click a document, both the program and the document open practically instantaneously.
3. If I double-click a document without previously opening Excel 2007, then Excel opens immediately, but it takes a whole minute for the document to be displayed!
4. This whole situation just happened from one day to the next. Maybe I installed something that did this (e.g. a Microsoft Critical Update Wink), but I can't remember.

So here, for starters, is the output of tasklist:

Code:
Image Name                   PID Session Name     Session#    Mem Usage
========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
System Idle Process            0 Console                 0         28 K
System                         4 Console                 0        264 K
smss.exe                    1012 Console                 0        440 K
csrss.exe                   1116 Console                 0      4.800 K
winlogon.exe                1140 Console                 0      6.224 K
services.exe                1184 Console                 0      4.208 K
lsass.exe                   1196 Console                 0      1.412 K
svchost.exe                 1360 Console                 0      5.148 K
svchost.exe                 1476 Console                 0      4.928 K
svchost.exe                 1616 Console                 0     30.704 K
InCDsrv.exe                 1656 Console                 0      3.784 K
svchost.exe                 1844 Console                 0      3.908 K
svchost.exe                 2004 Console                 0      5.736 K
spoolsv.exe                  328 Console                 0      8.988 K
explorer.exe                 684 Console                 0     34.412 K
atchksrv.exe                 812 Console                 0      1.940 K
AluSchedulerSvc.exe          824 Console                 0        844 K
avp.exe                      864 Console                 0     13.112 K
ibguard.exe                  904 Console                 0      3.108 K
LSSrvc.exe                   932 Console                 0      2.424 K
LMS.exe                      976 Console                 0      2.452 K
VProSvc.exe                 1032 Console                 0      3.472 K
avp.exe                     1532 Console                 0      6.804 K
jusched.exe                 1544 Console                 0      3.364 K
sqlwriter.exe               1772 Console                 0      4.056 K
svchost.exe                  204 Console                 0      4.484 K
igfxpers.exe                 384 Console                 0      3.024 K
VProTray.exe                1000 Console                 0      7.052 K
MXOALDR.EXE                  216 Console                 0      2.740 K
OneTouch.exe                1072 Console                 0      4.220 K
IntelAudioStudio.exe        1416 Console                 0     23.772 K
InCD.exe                    1376 Console                 0      4.392 K
igfxtray.exe                1612 Console                 0      3.536 K
hpwuSchd.exe                1836 Console                 0      2.468 K
hkcmd.exe                   1876 Console                 0      3.532 K
atchk.exe                   2104 Console                 0        848 K
apdproxy.exe                2152 Console                 0      5.144 K
msmsgs.exe                  2180 Console                 0      3.052 K
GoogleUpdate.exe            2200 Console                 0      6.020 K
ctfmon.exe                  2212 Console                 0      3.472 K
C2CMonitor.exe              2300 Console                 0      4.916 K
hpqtra08.exe                2336 Console                 0      6.744 K
SymmTime.exe                2416 Console                 0     10.488 K
sqlmangr.exe                2436 Console                 0      5.408 K
ToshibaVoIPPhone.exe        2444 Console                 0      4.068 K
WZQKPICK.EXE                2472 Console                 0      3.408 K
WinDates.exe                2480 Console                 0      8.924 K
youtubeuploader.exe         2488 Console                 0      3.888 K
ibserver.exe                3188 Console                 0      3.648 K
msiexec.exe                 3652 Console                 0     12.528 K
alg.exe                     3712 Console                 0      3.732 K
msiexec.exe                 2536 Console                 0      3.884 K
firefox.exe                 2704 Console                 0    101.392 K
notepad.exe                 3088 Console                 0      3.408 K
rundll32.exe                2056 Console                 0      4.840 K
EXCEL.EXE                   1596 Console                 0     27.632 K
cmd.exe                     2524 Console                 0      2.884 K
tasklist.exe                2788 Console                 0      4.524 K
wmiprvse.exe                3024 Console                 0      5.716 K


I can't see anything strange here, but perhaps you can.

Please let me know if you need any further info.

Thanks.
tamilparks
are u using any virus scanner, if so it will be very slow only...
infinisa
Hello Folks,

After nearly 2 months, I'm still waiting for a solution to this problem!

Fortunately, I've discovered a work-around - When I double-click an Excel document without starting Excel first (which means I'll have to wait 60 seconds for the document to open) , then, as soon as Excel appears, I double-click the document again, and it opens pronto.

I need hardly say that I am not very happy with this arrangement - and I find it difficult to believe that (a) nobody else is experiencing this problem and (b) nobody has a solution for it!

So, once again, please help me out if you can.
infinisa
Hello Folks

I finally found a solution to this problem, and it's really simple.

For anyone with the same problem, here's what you do:

Add the parameter %1 for files of type of Excel 97-2003 in the “OPEN” settings of Explorer file associations as follows:
- Launch “Windows Explorer”
- Click Menu Tools -> Folder Options
- Click Tab “File Types”
- Select item XLS in the list
- Click Button “Advanced”
- Select Open in the list
- Click button “Edit”
- Then add “%1” after /e in the box “Application used to perform action:”
- Disable "use DDE"

and that's it!

I found this solution here
infinisa
Hello Folks

I'm afraid the solution I posted 2 days ago was not as good as I thought: it causes every spreadsheet that I open to open a NEW instance of Excel!

So I restored the original settings (which I had to finish off by editing the registry directly, to delete a pesky %1 that Windows for some reason kept on adding back in after I removed it!).

The GOOD solution is also very simple: Install the "Lookup Wizard" add-in in MS Excel:
1. Open Excel, and click the ball Office logo at the top-left of the program
2. Click button "Excel Options"
3. Select item "Add-Ins"
4. Select "Excel Add-Ins" in Manage list box (at the bottom of the window) and click button "Go..."
5. Tick the "Lookup Wizard" add-in and click button "OK"
6. Wait while Excel installs the add-in

This solution is also from here.

I should point out that this problem arises when opening Excel 2003 format *.xls files (rather than Excel 2007 format *.xlsx).

I didn't know the problem was was specific to this situation when I first found the problem, since up to now I have worked exclusively in the old *.xls format for compatibility with other PC's that still have Office 2003.
i4bus
Hello,

Had the same problem with Excel 2003 opening spreadsheet files slowly from Windows Explorer with a double-click.
Installing the " Lookup Wizard " Add-In fixed it immediately.

Hope this helps more people.
fegor
1. right click any excel file

2. open with...

3. select internet explorer

4. open it

5. then go back to open it with excel

6. done.

hope it works for you ...
Marcuzzo
1. You bumped a 5 year old topic.
2. The actions you described will not change anything.

The first thing to do is check if any add-ins are causing the latency. Offcat can also detect issues if any.
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