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Windows Shortcut Key to switch to Word or Excel current instance (up to 500 points)

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I like to use the "Windows Key"  to open things:  

For many years my favorite XP shortcut was WK+F to open find file.

But things got way better under Windows 7. Striking WK (I.E.  depressing and releasing WK) brings me to the "search programs and files box" so:

WK note      opens notepad
WK out       opens CURRENT instance of outlook (or starts a new instance if necessary)
WK wo        opens NEW instance of word to a blank document
WK exc       opens NEW instance of Excel to a blank workbook

This fast method of opening word and Excel etc is nearly perfect, but I dislike having multiple instances of Excel and Word.  

Is there any way to configure things so this method uses a currently running instance for Word and Excel?  (Outlook already is perfect)

I am only giving this 125 points because I am pretty sure the answer is "NO".  But 500 points to anybody with a successful answer.

As a workaround, I use alt tab tab tab tab to rotate through the open applications until I get to Word or Excel.  It works great except when I have several dozen applications open.
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