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If you have one instance of Word running and you start Word again, you will have two instances of Word running rather than one.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)The following Visual Basic for Applications macro, when named AUTOEXEC, will check to see if any other instances of Word are running. If it finds another instance of Word, it will give you the option of closing one instance or allowing the new instance.
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please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173707/EN-US/ )OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
Article ID: 186115 - Last Review: October 8, 2013 - Revision: 2.4