Open Microsoft Word from Excel

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This free macro will open the Microsoft Word program on your computer. You do need to have this program first. This will not open a specific file or Word Document but only the program itself. It can be attached to a button or checkbox or form and set to run when that item is clicked or this code can be input into an existing macro in excel.

Note:You must already have Microsoft Word on your computer for this macro to work.

Where to install the macro:  Module

Open Microsoft Word from Excel

Sub Open_Word()


 'Opens Microsoft Word from Excel


 Dim objWord As Object


 Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application")
 objWord.Visible = True


 End Sub





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How to Install the Macro
  1. Select and copy the text from within the grey box above.

  2. Open the Microsoft Excel file in which you would like the Macro to function.

  3. Press "Alt + F11" - This will open the Visual Basic Editor - Works for all Excel Versions.  Or For other ways to get there, Click Here.

  4. On the new window that opens up, go to the left side where the vertical pane is located. Locate your Excel file; it will be called VBAProject (YOUR FILE'S NAME HERE) and click this.

  5. If the Macro goes in a Module, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  6. If the Macro goes in the Workbook or ThisWorkbook, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  7. If the Macro goes in the Worksheet Code, Click Here, otherwise continue to Step 8.

  8. Close the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor window and save the Excel file. When you close the Visual Basic Editor window, the regular Excel window will not close.

  9. You are now ready to run the macro.


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