I found this tip on the web for Powerpoint:
To print your presentation without even opening PowerPoint:
1. Click the Windows Start button in the lower left hand corner.
2. Select "Run"
3. Type "POWERPNT.EXE /p filetoprint.PPT" into the text field. Replacing filetoprint.PPT, with the name of the PowerPoint presentation that you wish to print.
I also know that Jan Karel and Jefferson has provided something like this for Excel and Word , to reset Excel / Word if there are any bugs in it. Something like: EXCEL.EXE /??? or WORD.EXE /???
I would like to know if there are any other switches that can be used in the RUN command to control office.