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Document Object

Word Developer Reference

Represents a document. The Document object is a member of the Documents collection. The Documents collection contains all the Document objects that are currently open in Word.


Use Documents(Index), where Index is the document name or index number to return a single Document object. The following example closes the document named "Report.doc" without saving changes.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Documents("Report.doc").Close SaveChanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges

The index number represents the position of the document in the Documents collection. The following example activates the first document in the Documents collection.

Visual Basic for Applications

Using ActiveDocument

You can use the ActiveDocument property to refer to the document with the focus. The following example uses the Activate method to activate the document named "Document 1." The example also sets the page orientation to landscape mode and then prints the document.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.PageSetup.Orientation = wdOrientLandscape

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