Windows 10: Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue?

Discus and support Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue? in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; In case of long file names both Excel and Word show a part of the name only in the file open dialog. This is because the rest is blocked by an unused,... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by tfwul, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. tfwul Win User

    Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue?


    In case of long file names both Excel and Word show a part of the name only in the file open dialog.
    This is because the rest is blocked by an unused, i.e. empty area on the right hand.
    This is really annoying.
    File names may show additional information in the 'blocked' part, whereas the displayed 'first' parts (leading text) are identical.
    So users have to open the files and then check out the name differences, or use Explorer to figure that out.
    Is there no trick to either be able to resize that 'empty' part, or simply get rid of it and have the full file name displayed?
    Thanks.




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    :)
     
    tfwul, Jan 30, 2019
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  2. FIles in Word, Excel and other programmes will not open from the explorer

    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and thanks for providing us an opportunity to assist you.

    Please follow the steps.

    Step 1:

    Lets try to disable the DDE option following these steps:

    • Click the File tab, and then click
      Options.
    • Click Advanced, and then click to clear the
      Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) check box in the
      General area.
    Click OK.

    Step 2:

    If the issue persists, uncheck the compatibility options by doing the following:

    Right click on Excel (.exe) Properties > Compatibility > uncheck all the boxes

    To access Excel (.exe), open the following location:

    Windows 8 32bit: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14

    Windows 8 64bit: C:\Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

    For reference:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/there-was-a-problem-sending-the-command-to-the/56ee1743-b476-43a5-9b00-169b8c6ef37a


    Hope the suggestion is helpful. Reply for further assistance.
     
    Joy Kemprai, Jan 30, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    CSV files used to open in Excel....not now!


    Hi, you say Excel is installed. Does it run normally?

    You can't find Excel in (an unspecified) list of applications. I don't know which list that is for sure.

    For example, in the list related to:
    - rt click a file. Open With
    - this list:

    Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue? [​IMG]

    - this list:

    Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue? [​IMG]


    - some other list...

    If Excel does not appear in the above, I suggest you repair your office installation.

    Maybe the above gives you some ideas. Otherwise please post a screenshot of where you think you should see it but don't. Thanks.
     
    dalchina, Jan 30, 2019
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  4. yapchagi Win User

    Excel - Word: How to change the file open dialogue?

    Word and Excel documents are slow to open in Windows 10


    in my case, I don't need to restart windows. Closing cortana completely will make opening word and excel files fast like usual.
     
    yapchagi, Jan 30, 2019
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