Multiple instances of Word



Ann Miller
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
I swear I thought there was a setting in the program that would open
multiple Word files in one instance of the MSWord instead of opening
multiple copies of the program. However, I can't find the setting I am
looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Using Office XP.

Ann

Jay Freedman
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:01:41 -0400, "Ann Miller" <ann@fakemail.com>
wrote:

>I swear I thought there was a setting in the program that would open
>multiple Word files in one instance of the MSWord instead of opening
>multiple copies of the program. However, I can't find the setting I am
>looking for.
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated. Using Office XP.
>
>Ann
>

Tools > Options > View > Windows in Taskbar. Uncheck it to get
multiple documents in one main window.

BTW, the other view (when the setting is checked) doesn't create
multiple copies of the program -- there's only one copy of winword.exe
running -- but each document is give the full set of menus and
toolbars, and each appears as a separate button on the taskbar.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Ann Miller
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
Thank you, Jay. Much appreciated.

Ann

"Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:ddsib1977vdjsvpjl42khi7t9q2jnhdukv@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:01:41 -0400, "Ann Miller" <ann@fakemail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I swear I thought there was a setting in the program that would open
>>multiple Word files in one instance of the MSWord instead of opening
>>multiple copies of the program. However, I can't find the setting I am
>>looking for.
>>
>>Any help would be greatly appreciated. Using Office XP.
>>
>>Ann
>>
>
> Tools > Options > View > Windows in Taskbar. Uncheck it to get
> multiple documents in one main window.
>
> BTW, the other view (when the setting is checked) doesn't create
> multiple copies of the program -- there's only one copy of winword.exe
> running -- but each document is give the full set of menus and
> toolbars, and each appears as a separate button on the taskbar.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


Multiple instances of Word