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    ElEmEn is offline Novice
    Windows XP Access 2007
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    Oct 2013

    Closing applications outside of Access?

    I'm new to vba and am still learning. I have two questions about closing opened or potentially open documents, workbooks, and email messages. How do I write into my code to close a specified filepath (word doc or excel workbook) if open? Also, I have a code that exports data from Access into Word and then attaches the word doc to a new message in Outlook. I can't write into the code to close the Word app after attaching it to the message because I need to give the user time to complete their message and the word doc can't be closed until the message has been closed. How do I work around this?

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    June7 is offline VIP
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
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    The Great Land
    If the document was not opened as a VBA object, the only way I know to close other application files is to terminate all instances of the application. Example:

    ' Author Guy Thomas
    ' Version 2.7 - December 2010
    ' ------------------------ -------------------------------'
    Option Explicit
    Dim objWMIService, objProcess, colProcess
    Dim strComputer, strProcessKill
    strComputer = "."
    strProcessKill = "'excel.exe'"

    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colProcess = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Process Where Name = " & strProcessKill )
    For Each objProcess in colProcess
    'WSCript.Echo "Just killed process " & strProcessKill & " on " & strComputer
    'End of WMI Example of a Kill Process
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