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Word application screenupdating false not working

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I already tried using Workbooks versus Windows and there was no difference, however the instance idea is interesting.

How do I open 2 workbooks in separate instances versus the same instance. You can open another instance of Excel just how you would open the first instance.

Application object and replace them with invisibility lines: Notice that you want to put the Word. Visible = True line in an error-handler or in a spot where you know it will be run if something goes awry. (If you do get stuck with an invisible Word in the middle of a crash, you can launch the Task Manager and kill the WINWORD.

EXE process.) How much of a difference does invisibility make?

The functionality depends on Word, not on the Automation client.

But it also works even if you run your Automation code from Word itself.

but in the informal testing I've done, I've found that Visible = False makes Word work roughly 15% faster than Screen Updating = False does on identical tasks.

That's about 1 second for every 7-not a trivial amount if your job runs longer than that. Chief among them is that repagination routines don't work when Word is invisible.

You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Turning Off Screen Updating.

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I tried debug.print application.screenupdating and it showed true in the debugger.