RE: Multiple instances of Word

Subject: RE: Multiple instances of Word
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net>, "TECHWR" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:43:12 -0600

jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:

> One of the FEW things I liked about working with Documentum was that
when I
> opened a Word document while I already had another Word document open,
> would open an new instance of Word. This was handy because I could
> each instance on a separate monitor, which was handy for working
> two documents.
> Is there a handy way of doing this that others have discovered?

What version of Word are you using? Microsoft switched from Multiple
Document Interface (MDI) to Single Document Interface (SDI) so long ago
I'm not sure when. I think it was Word 2000. It may have been a
configurable choice when SDI was new, so maybe you're just not set up to
use it.

In SDI, each new document opens in its own top-level window (as opposed
to MDI, where multiple document windows reside within the application's
top-level window).

SDI doesn't mean there are multiple instances of Word running. When I
open 3 Word docs, all 3 appear on the taskbar, but Task Manager shows
that only one instance of Word is running.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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