I posted this query on the Excel board - but it may be more of a "VBA" question or "Word" (or more likely "Word VBA") question. Any suggestions are most welcome if anyone has experience using word as a remote application with Excel as the native application. I will also put this note up on the Word board, if that's okay with the moderators

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Edited by KB MacKenzie
The answer was posted in the linked thread. I have left this post as a cross-reference for those who come after.