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Archive for September 12th, 2014

Multiple instances of Word 2013 launching when opening files from Explorer window

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/09/12

If you ever have this problem, check if the ddeexec key word opening Word documents as a [REM_DDE_EXEC] prepended.

If so: remove it.

ddeexec is used by the Windows Explorer to open a file through DDE (because that usually is a lot faster than starting a new proces) as explained by Taming Microsoft Word 2007’s File Associations and Document Windows, Part One — Within Windows.

–jeroen

via Multiple instances of Word launching when opening files from Explorer window.

Posted in Office, Power User, Word | 2 Comments »

 
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