Runtime 429 on Mac when starting Word from Excel using VBA

I am trying to start up Microsoft Word from a macro in Excel by using the 
following statement:

 Set appWD = CreateObject("Word.Application.8")

It works fine on my PC with Windows XP, however, when I run it on the Mac 
I get the Runtime 429 error. 

Could somebody give me a hint on how to solve this. 


3/28/2005, 2:26:54 PM

In article <X*********************replycom@>,
 Dave <D********> wrote:

> I am trying to start up Microsoft Word from a macro in Excel by using the 
> following statement:
>  Set appWD = CreateObject("Word.Application.8")
> It works fine on my PC with Windows XP, however, when I run it on the Mac 
> I get the Runtime 429 error. 
> Could somebody give me a hint on how to solve this. 

The problem you're having is that Mac applications are single instance, 
so if Word is running, you can't create a new object. 

Try something like: 

        Dim oWdApp As Object 
� � � � On Error Resume Next 
 � � � �Set oWdApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application") 
 � � � �On Error GoTo 0 
 � � � �If oWdApp Is Nothing Then _ 
            Set oWdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application ") 

JE McGimpsey
3/29/2005, 3:29:59 AM
G'day Dave <D********>,

Try asking on the Mac Word groups.

Steve Hudson - Word Heretic

steve from (Email replies require payment)
Without prejudice

Dave reckoned:

>I am trying to start up Microsoft Word from a macro in Excel by using the 
>following statement:
> Set appWD = CreateObject("Word.Application.8")
>It works fine on my PC with Windows XP, however, when I run it on the Mac 
>I get the Runtime 429 error. 
>Could somebody give me a hint on how to solve this. 

Word Heretic
4/4/2005, 1:49:00 PM
In article <>,
 Word Heretic <m**********> wrote:

> Try asking on the Mac Word groups.

he did...
JE McGimpsey
4/4/2005, 2:47:48 PM

This code opens Microsoft Word from Excel

Sub OpenMSWord()
Application.ActivateMicrosoftApp xlMicrosoftWord
End Sub

Jim Gordon

Word Heretic wrote:
> G'day Dave <D********>,
> Try asking on the Mac Word groups.
> Steve Hudson - Word Heretic
> steve from (Email replies require payment)
> Without prejudice
> Dave reckoned:
>>I am trying to start up Microsoft Word from a macro in Excel by using the 
>>following statement:
>>Set appWD = CreateObject("Word.Application.8")
>>It works fine on my PC with Windows XP, however, when I run it on the Mac 
>>I get the Runtime 429 error. 
>>Could somebody give me a hint on how to solve this. 
Jim Gordon MVP
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