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Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Wonder if you guys can help, not exactly a spreadsheet question, but couldnt find the right forum for it.

Currently I have a stock take type spreadsheet I need to run a script in at the start of every month. at the moment I have the spreadsheet starting up each morning when the user turns the computer on and the script inside checking if it needs to run, the user then closes and saves the spreadsheet.

What I would like is the operating system (can run this from either windows 98 or windows XP) checking the date and only running the spreadsheet when the script needs to run (i.e once a month), saving the user having the spreadsheet pop open every morning with no reason.

It seems like something that should be doable, but I dont even know how to start searching for an answer, never mind know how to do it, any thoughts?


RE: Auto starting a spreadsheet based on date

Found the answer from another source, can do it easily in windows XP with scheduled tasks under control panel.

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