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Determining How Many Windows are Open

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 18, 2017)

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It is sometimes helpful for your macro to know how many document windows are open at any given time. For instance, you might want your macro to only run if there is a single window open, or you might even require there to be two windows open. Either way, you need to check how many there are.

You determine the number of open windows by using the Count property of the Windows object. This is done using the following syntax:

X = Windows.Count

After executing the line, X is equal to the number of open windows.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 8 - 2?

2012-11-24 23:53:22

awyatt

This is a statement used in writing macros.

-Allen


2012-11-24 21:33:57

J

I agree with Don. What do you do with the "X = window count"?


2012-11-24 19:49:12

Don

Sorry but I don't understand this. What do you do with the "X = window count"?
Or where do you find it?


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