AppActivate Function

Mohammad Taha

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Hello Every Body,
I am trying to use AppActivate Function of VBA but it always produces an error number 5 that says: Invalid Procedure Call or argument

this is the code I am trying to run:

Sub WordActivate()

AppActivate "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE", False

End SUB

Can you guys help me know where my mistake is?
 
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XOR LX

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Hi,

As I understood it, the appactivate statement simply changed the focus to the already open specified application.

Regards
 

VoG

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Hi,

As I understood it, the appactivate statement simply changed the focus to the already open specified application.

Regards

Indeed. Try

Code:
Sub WordActivate()
Dim RetVal
RetVal = Shell("WINWORD.EXE")
End Sub
 

Mohammad Taha

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Joined
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Hi,

As I understood it, the appactivate statement simply changed the focus to the already open specified application.

Regards


what is the meaning of focus?
sorry I am not yet expert with AppActivate Function and asking you to get an idea of how it works

Thank you
 

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