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Getting Microsoft Word to startup in minimized mode

Posted on 2006-11-01
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I am trying to get Microsoft Word to launch in minimized mode. I have tried creating a shortcut and putting it into the startup folder and then setting the Run parameter to Minimized, but it didn't work.

Thanks for the help!
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consulteware earned 500 total points
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Just try to create one files with the VBS extension and put it on the startup menu with this content:

Dim WSHShell
Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WSHShell.Run "winword.exe", 2, true

This will open Microsoft Word and will open it minimized.
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by:amiableansari
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Hi

right click on MS Word's short cut and click properties. in the shortcut tab select minimized in the Run combobox. Apply it and then start MS Word.
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The first post solve the question, it is true that when the user choose to run minimized, it does not work, but with that code it work.
Just try and check it.
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