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    Multiple Word 2010 windows?

    If I have Word open, and click the Word icon, a new instance of Word opens. It seems from what I have read that this is by design.

    Isn't there a Word switch that works like the "/recycle" switch for Outlook, where it just pops up the already open instance?

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    What "Word icon" are you referring to? In Windows 7, the Word icon on he task bar will activate/minimize a single Word document. If you have multiple Word documents open, you may indicate which document you want to activate or minimize. What you are doing probably does not open a new instance of Word; it's a new Word document, i.e. the multiple document interface. If you have a Word shortcut (also an icon), clicking that will likely open a new Word document. It sounds like you want to be using the icon on the Windows task bar.

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    Richard, yes, I am clicking the "regular" icon, not the task bar icon. Although you are obviously correct that clicking the taskbar will bring up the running instance of Word, I guess I was looking for, as in Outlook, a way to set up the icon so that multiple instances would "never" happen.

    Oh well...thanks.

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    Go to File>Options>Advanced and scroll down to Display. Clear "Show All Windows in the Taskbar". I think that's what you're looking for.

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    Thanks Richard.

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    Word 2010 is notorious for having multiple windows. I don't know if this will help or not, but for what it's worth... If you use shortcut CTRL W, it will close the active window but leave the program open.

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    Every little bit helps!

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