Help on a commonly encountered problem with Excel that occur in Quantitative Reasoning
When you click on an Excel file, the Excel file opens up within a window in the browser; the normal toolbars don't appear.
This problem is caused by a default setting in Windows which causes the Excel file to display in the browser window rather than in its own window.
Fix For Windows 2000 or Windows XP
To fix it, click on My Computer. Go to Tools on the top menu bar and click on Folder Options then click on the File Types tab. Among the file types listed, find "Microsoft Excel Worksheet" (extension XLS). Click on it once, then click on the Advanced button. A window will open displaying options. Unclick the option "Browse in same window". Excel files will now open in a separate window just as you want it to.