I have (5) different excel documents that can be openned by one vb.net program. The problem is not in the actually working of hte program but in that excel doesn't open up right. I think that the problem resides in the fact that when the program starts I have 5 seperate excel.exe files running, one for each event and subsequent spread sheet. I can still perform a saveas on the excel file that was openned and this still works, however you just can't see the form all you see is the top part of the excel document. I can still perform a saveas on the document and when my program is closed the excel document opens fine. I guess what I need is a way to make the excel.exe files start and stop only when commanded by my program. I'm not sure if this is possible but if there is an answer I will find it here.