Opening Word from VBA without ribbon

Dear Experts,

I am writing Access Database, which previews HTML code in Word.   Here is the code I am using:

    Set wordapp = CreateObject("word.Application")
    wordapp.Documents.Open FileName:="C:\ECEditor\prvWin.html", ReadOnly:=True
    wordapp.Visible = True

When I open the file, I would like to disable (or not display) the ribbon, so that the user knows that it is only meant for preview.
Is there such switch/parameter?
Please advisel.
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pls try

CommandBars.ExecuteMso "MinimizeRibbon"

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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
According to, the only reliable way is to use   ActiveWindow.ToggleRibbon   for the Application object.

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
What about using the Word Viewer instead of Word itself?
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yballanAuthor Commented:
Dear Martin Liss,

Thank you for your reply.

I am trying to sell this application, would the user also have to download Word Viewer?
yballanAuthor Commented:
This worked great!  Thank you!!
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
...would the user also have to download Word Viewer?
It's a free app so I assume that you can distribute it, but that's something you'd have to verify with Microsoft.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Didn't look it up, but usually you may not redistribute, but require a download on the target site.
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