Regards, Emi Zhang TechNet Community Support Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Option 3: Check add-ins Excel add-ins may interfere with the loading of documents. My folder settings are set to show hidden files. Changing those settings every time you start a new workbook can be a blow to productivity if you do it often. Using either of these two methods will result in the spreadsheets opening in a single instance of Excel.
You may want to disable those to test whether they are responsible for the blank document issue. You can enable them again if they are not. In 2016 this does not function the same. Although, I see their maps are set to Replace, not Create. For about a week now, I experienced an issue when double-clicking on Excel spreadsheets to load them in Microsoft Excel 2016.
Any assistance will be well received. Option 4: Disable hardware acceleration This is another option that is easy to check. Method 4 — Run Command If Excel is missing from your desktop, Start Menu and taskbar, then you can still open a new instance of Excel by using the Run command. Office was purchased through Dell but activated via Microsoft which I think is the One True Way these days. Also tried my own suggestion, that didn't work either. Note that this will work in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
I have done a lot of searching but cannot find how to fix it. You can still split screen multiple spreadsheets within a single instance of Excel, but I find it cumbersome and not intuitive. If there is an active add-in turn off one by one, and check if the issue is solved. Click Yes to get a second instance of Excel up and running. I suppose I can give her the option. Option 6: Repair Office Microsoft Office 2016 comes with two repair options.
Don't send files unless requested; initial requests for help that arrive with attached files will be deleted unread. You can add and delete sheets as needed, but you can also change the number initially provided. Delivered Mondays and Wednesdays Send me your question about Office I answer readers' questions when I can, but there's no guarantee. If this was anything else like something I'd bought from a shop, it would have been returned by now as not fit for purpose. Reason being, Excel communicates with the printer to find supported margins when we open an Excel sheet.
Hello, I just had to downgrade a user's Office from 2016 to 2013 because she had a couple of pervasive issues. If however the problem still persists you can contact our 24×7 Support team for any help. Option 5: Reset file associations Resetting Excel's file associations is another fix that may work for you. I won%u2019t declare victory for a day or two, but I%u2019m feeling better about this than anything else I%u2019ve tried. I suggest you apply one after the other, and check each time you made a change whether it resolved the blank document issue in Excel 2016. The current default implies that by spawning new parent frames well, only-frames, since there are no real child frames that those are instances.
The solution is to find the real location of the Personal. Please refer to this article about how to back up and restore the registry in Windows: Please try this method and check if it works for you, any updates please let me know and I'm glad to help and follow up your reply. Step 4: This workbook has been marked as final and automatically saved. Fix Excel 2016 opening a blank document As is the case with troubleshooting, there is no single fits-it-all solution available. You can send screenshots of your data to help clarify your question. Modifications you make to Book. I could downgrade the file type to Excel 2003 but as soon as I tried to resale in the xlsx format, Excel would crash.
Excel opening a blank window There is something which might be blocking the software to open up the spreadsheet, and it is instead opening a greyed out interface. I'm not reimbursed by TechRepublic for my time or expertise when helping readers, nor do I ask for a fee from readers I help. Another group has Create and they run Windows 10, but not Office 2016. Figure C Change the cursor's movement behavior. Since bothwere instqalled last year, I suspect that neither was involved.
Figure D Update the font and font size for new workbooks. Bear in mind that wrapping text will increase the height of that row. This should launch a new instance of Excel. If it is, remove the checkmark and select ok. While saving the document, there was a power failure due to which your system got shut down abruptly in the absence of power backup. All the shortcut keys and descriptions were maintained, but more importantly, I didn't get a second copy of Excel opening every time I opened a worksheet from Explorer.