I started working with Office 2013 a few months back. Really hate the recent interface design changes that seem to be sweeping the current IT world. I find the minimalist presentation a little too bright and it actually makes things a little to difficult to find on the screen.
Recently I ran into a problem where doubleclicking on an excel file in the file system no longer opened the file in Excel. Excel opened but would just give me a blank screen. I looked through numerous settings and could resolve it. I then did went to google and searched on it and I found a number of references to the issue. Registry updates, Reinstall, Microsoft automated fix script, etc… None of them worked.
But I didn’t try the obvious. Like numerous techies I’m looking for the complex solution to solve a problem. The answer was:
- Open control Panel
- Click on uninstall program
- Click on Office 2013 (Office 365 in my case).
- Click on Change
- Click on fix online.
The program churned away for a bit. When it stopped I now had a working computer again. Duh.