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Task Object (Word)

Represents a single task running on the system. The Task object is a member of the Tasks collection. The Tasks collection includes all the applications that are currently running on the system.

Use Tasks(Index), where Index is the application name or the index number, to return a single Task object. The following example switches to and resizes the application window for the first visible task in the Tasks collection.

With Tasks(1) 
 If .Visible = True Then 
 .Width = 400 
 .Height = 200 
 End If 
End With

The following example restores the Calculator application window if Calculator is in the Tasks collection.

If Tasks.Exists("Calculator") = True Then 
 Tasks("Calculator").WindowState = wdWindowStateNormal 
End If

Use Visual Basic's Shell function to run an executable program and add the program to the Tasks collection.