Troubleshoot Excel Opening Blank When You Double-Click A File Icon Or File Name

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asked Apr 20 in MS Excel Issues by Stevens (230 points)

I want help guys, each time when I double click an icon or file name for a excel workbook, excel starts but displays a  blank screen. I don’t have any idea why such issue happens. If you know any solution then please kindly help me.

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answered Apr 20 by Stevens (230 points)
 
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The solution is “Ignore DDE”>

Such problem may occur if the excel option “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)” check box is selected.

If you double click any excel workbook in windows Explorer, a dynamic data exchange (DDE) message is received by excel. This message allows Excel application to open the workbook that you have doubled click.

To correct this out, follow these steps:

  1. On theTools menu, click Options.
  2. Click theGeneral
  3. Clear theIgnore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) check box, and then click OK.

Hope this works!….. you must try it.

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