Question: How can I have two Excel files open side by side? When I open another file it places that file in view and my other file disappears behind. I want to have two different instances of Excel open.
Answer: One way is to open both files after having Excel open and select View > Arrange All and select side-by-side. You can also open one or both files from Windows explorer or My Computer, or open one file by double clicking on it and then open Excel from the Start button and find a file from Excel browse window. This allows two instances of Excel running which you can manually arrange Windows or use Windows shortcuts (Windows Button plus right arrow to lock on right side of screen and Windows Button plus left arrow to lock on left side of screen)