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Dec 14, 2006

I've created a UserForm which the user exclusively uses to interact with a workbook.

The problem is, if the user opens another workbook, it will open in the same Excel "Process" or "Instance" and the user would have to close the UserForm in order to use the other workbook they opened.

In VBA or some obscure application setting, is there a way to force workbooks to open in a new Excel Process (or new "Instance" of Excel)?

Another possibility would be to code something in the UserForm workbook that, on Workbook Open, would start a new separate Excel process....if that's even possible (can VBA execute a system shortcut or system command string?).

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