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XL2000: New Workbooks Open Repeatedly Starting Excel
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This behavior occurs if the Msexcel4.xlm file, installed by WinFax Pro version 4.0, is located in your Xlstart folder. WinFax Pro installs this file, along with the Msexcel5.xls file, so that you can fax worksheets directly from within Microsoft Excel.
By default, Excel loads files from the following folders on your hard disk at startup:
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Note that if you experience this problem, you have a large number of workbooks open in Microsoft Excel. When you close Microsoft Excel, you can avoid being prompted to save the changes in these workbooks by running the following Visual Basic for Applications macro:
The macros contained in the WinFax Pro files Msexcel4.xlm and Msexcel5.xls are not compatible with Microsoft Excel 2000.
The problem described earlier also occurs if you open the Msexcel4.xlm file in Microsoft Excel, even if the file is not located in the Xlstart folder. The Msexcel5.xls file does not affect Microsoft Excel 2000; however, it does not work in Microsoft Excel 2000 because it is designed for a 16-bit program.
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