Excel opening slow

Recently we had a rollout of the latest Office. Outside of people getting used to how to use the new software Excel was misbehaving. We found this fix for spreadsheets taking forever to open.

Menu item Folder Options
Tab File Types
List item XLS
Button Advanced
List item Open
Button Edit…
In the dialog box that appears you need to make two adjustments:

Application to Perform Action:
At the end of the line, replace /e with “%1” (including the quotes)
DDE-Application not active:
Insert new text: [rem see command line] (including the brackets)

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