Thanks for the help. I've tried your example but unfortunately it only opens up Word and not the actual document. I've tried it with different documents and had the same result.
Any idea why this may be happening?
you probably need to download and intall the service release from Microsoft. Here's one of them, I'm not sure if Office 2000 has 1 or 2 (Office 97 has 2 service release, but I think you only need the first one to run activeX with LabVIEW):
* if the link doesn't work, go to Microsoft and search for Office 2000 service release *
this should be able to solve the problem with the document not opening (it did for my Excel 97 ^_^)
Message Edited by Jhoskins on 10-11-2006 01:26 PM