Office XP on W2K 'Group similar taskbar buttons'

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Office XP on W2K 'Group similar taskbar buttons'

Postby Z » Sun, 20 Jul 2003 01:00:18 GMT

I have Office XP running on windows 2000. All my Word 
documents open using the same group in the taskbar (same 
with Excel). Does anyone know how I can change this 
behaviors and make sure that each instance of the 
application will have it's own task button. I found an 
option only in Windows XP, but not 2000.

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