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Old November 29th 06, 07:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97 was new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word. I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid 'Window
- Arrange All'?

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Old November 29th 06, 08:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the View tab. Clear the
"Windows in taskbar" option.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling

this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an

email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97 was

new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word. I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and

have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid

'Window
- Arrange All'?




  #3  
Old November 29th 06, 08:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

Update - and this is really bizarre.

Although there are four instances of Word open in the Task Bar, when I
look under the "Window" menu in each instance, all 4 documents are
listed under each instance. Weird! I only want one instance - help!!!

wrote:
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97 was new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word. I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid 'Window
- Arrange All'?


  #4  
Old November 29th 06, 08:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Graham Mayor
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

This is the new multiple document interface introuduced with Word 2002,
which makes more sense if you are using Windows XP. There is only one
instance of Word running. To have all the windows in one apparent instance,
see Stefan's reply.

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



wrote:
Update - and this is really bizarre.

Although there are four instances of Word open in the Task Bar, when I
look under the "Window" menu in each instance, all 4 documents are
listed under each instance. Weird! I only want one instance -
help!!!

wrote:
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an
email attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens
a new instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97
was new documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of
Word. I want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and
have tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid
'Window - Arrange All'?



  #5  
Old November 29th 06, 09:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

And to confirm that only one instance of Word is running, use the
Windows Task Manager. Look at the Processes tab, where you'll see only
one occurrence of winword.exe.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
This is the new multiple document interface introuduced with Word

2002,
which makes more sense if you are using Windows XP. There is only

one
instance of Word running. To have all the windows in one apparent

instance,
see Stefan's reply.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



wrote:
Update - and this is really bizarre.

Although there are four instances of Word open in the Task Bar,

when I
look under the "Window" menu in each instance, all 4 documents are
listed under each instance. Weird! I only want one instance -
help!!!

wrote:
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling

this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an
email attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word

opens
a new instance of the application. What I was used to with Word

97
was new documents opening in a new window, in the same instance

of
Word. I want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and
have tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the

stupid
'Window - Arrange All'?






  #6  
Old November 29th 06, 09:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

That worked, thanks a lot.

Now, are there tabs in Word 2003?

Stefan Blom wrote:
On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the View tab. Clear the
"Windows in taskbar" option.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling

this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an

email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97 was

new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word. I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and

have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid

'Window
- Arrange All'?


  #7  
Old November 29th 06, 09:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

What tabs? If you mean tab stops, look in Format | Tabs to set tab
stops for the currently selected paragraph(s). For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
That worked, thanks a lot.

Now, are there tabs in Word 2003?

Stefan Blom wrote:
On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the View tab. Clear the
"Windows in taskbar" option.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling

this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on

an
email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a

new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97

was
new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word.

I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program

and
have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid

'Window
- Arrange All'?







  #8  
Old November 29th 06, 02:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

As Graham and Stefan have pointed out, there is only one instance running.
Beginning with Word 2000, Word uses a Single Document Interface instead of
the former Multiple Document Interface. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/SDIMDI.htm

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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wrote in message
ups.com...
Update - and this is really bizarre.

Although there are four instances of Word open in the Task Bar, when I
look under the "Window" menu in each instance, all 4 documents are
listed under each instance. Weird! I only want one instance - help!!!

wrote:
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on an email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97 was new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word. I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program and have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid 'Window
- Arrange All'?



  #9  
Old November 30th 06, 02:24 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

No, what I mean is tabbed pages, like how Firefox and Opera browsers
display numerous web pages - with tabs at the top.

The way that Word makes you go under the "Window" menu to select other
documents that you have open is kind of ridiculous, considering this is
2006.


Stefan Blom wrote:
What tabs? If you mean tab stops, look in Format | Tabs to set tab
stops for the currently selected paragraph(s). For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
That worked, thanks a lot.

Now, are there tabs in Word 2003?

Stefan Blom wrote:
On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the View tab. Clear the
"Windows in taskbar" option.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling
this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on

an
email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a

new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97

was
new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word.

I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program

and
have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid
'Window
- Arrange All'?



  #10  
Old November 30th 06, 02:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
C. Moya
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Default Documents opening in multiple instances, I want one instance

Office is in dire need of tabs. I seriously expected Office 2007 to improve
on the window management aspects... it frustratingly has not. You're right--
it's 2006! Come on people!
The inconsistent use of MDI between apps (contrast Word's *real SDI* to
Excel and PowerPoint's *fake SDI* MDI confusing hybrid) is downright
horrendous. A nice tabbed interface would solve everything.

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-C. Moya
www.cmoya.com

wrote in message
oups.com...
No, what I mean is tabbed pages, like how Firefox and Opera browsers
display numerous web pages - with tabs at the top.

The way that Word makes you go under the "Window" menu to select other
documents that you have open is kind of ridiculous, considering this is
2006.


Stefan Blom wrote:
What tabs? If you mean tab stops, look in Format | Tabs to set tab
stops for the currently selected paragraph(s). For more, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
That worked, thanks a lot.

Now, are there tabs in Word 2003?

Stefan Blom wrote:
On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the View tab. Clear the
"Windows in taskbar" option.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


wrote in message
ups.com...
I recently upgraded from Word 97 to Word 2003. I have a feeling
this
is an easy fix, so here goes.

Every time I open a new Word document (i.e. double clicking on

an
email
attachment, double clicking on a file in a folder), Word opens a

new
instance of the application. What I was used to with Word 97

was
new
documents opening in a new window, in the same instance of Word.

I
want this functionality back.

Also, as an aside, when is Word going to get with the program

and
have
tabs for documents rather than making us deal with the stupid
'Window
- Arrange All'?





 




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