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VBA-Excel: Get the Instance of already opened word document

For getting the instance of already opened Microsoft Word Document using Microsoft Excel, you need to follow the steps below:

  • Create the object of Microsoft Word application object
  • Make the MS Word visible
  • Check the name of currently open word doc

Create the object of Microsoft Word application object

Set objWord = GetObject(,"Word.Application")

Make the MS Word visible

objWord.Visible = True

Check the name of currently open word doc

Msgbox objWord.ActiveDocument.Name

Complete Code:

Function FnGetOpenedDocInstance

   Set objWord = GetObject(,"Word.Application")

   objWord.Visible = True

   Msgbox objWord.ActiveDocument.Name

End Function



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