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Below given MS support solution is creating new insatnce on the fly and getting the instance name:;en-us;316126[^]
using Word = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word;
	Word.Application wdapp;
	System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("<Path to WINWORD.EXE>");
	wdapp = (Word.Application)System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Word.Application");
	wdapp = null;

But I need no of word instances and its name, without creating new instance of word.

Could some one help me?
Sandeep Mewara 25-Apr-11 2:08am
I think read the same thing couple of days back... a repost?
2000 P 25-Apr-11 2:26am
hmmm.... Not ble to find solution, so thought post it as new question.
Sandeep Mewara 25-Apr-11 2:36am
So, did you got some reply there? you interacted with the answerer?

Editing the old one would also pop the question back to top of stack...

use this

object word;
word = System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Word.Application"); 
catch (COMException) 
     Type type = Type.GetTypeFromProgID("Word.Application");
     word = System.Activator.CreateInstance(type);
2000 P 28-Apr-11 7:22am
How to detect if different version of the word documents opened?
Rajesh Lagaria 28-Apr-11 20:00pm
microsoft office 2000,2003 file format *.doc and 2007 file format *.docx
Please go through with this post
Running Instance of Word


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