In VB 5.0 the example of the GetObject funtion does not work properly. This is even after altering the syntax (missing comma's, different file reference). It is like it creates an instance of Excel for one second and then disappears. I think it becomes resident in memory, but after the Visible property is set to True, nothing happens. GetObject and other related functions are new to me, and I normally learn better from examples, but this one is stopping me. Please help.