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Every time you start Excel from the Start button or, in older versions of Windows, the Program Manager, the program is started with a blank spreadsheet. This is great if you are ready to start a new file. Most people, however, find themselves working with the same files over and over. If you are tired of closing that opening spreadsheet every time you start Excel, then follow these steps if you are using any version of Windows currently in common use:
If you are using an older version of Windows, you can follow these steps from the Program Manager:
Once this change is made, whenever you start Excel there will be no blank spreadsheet.
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