How to: Programmatically Open Existing Documents


The M:Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Documents.Open(System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@,System.Object@) method opens the existing Microsoft Office Word document specified by a fully qualified path and file name. This method returns a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Document that represents the opened document.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and VSTO add-in projects for Word. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

To open a document

To open a document as read-only

This code example requires the following:

  • A document named NewDocument.doc must exist in a directory named Test on drive C.

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