Best way to launch other applications

Jerry Daniels jerry at
Wed Dec 12 18:36:01 EST 2001


See the "Running a batch file in DOS" for tips in using the shell to
launch. I'm certainly not an expert, but then info in that thread might
be helpful.

But, as far as I know, "launch doc with app" and "open process app doc"
are the only two ways known to me.

Happy hunting,

Jerry Daniels

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[mailto:use-revolution-admin at] On Behalf Of Houdek,
Ritch (MED)
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 4:24 PM
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Subject: Best way to launch other applications

What is the best way to launch other applications on a Windows platform?
I have used "launch filename with appname" with limited success.

The problems with it are:

- Only 1 document can be opened at a time per application.  In order to
open a 2nd document, you must quit the entire application and relaunch

- I can't launch Excel files this way after building a distribution.
They launch within the Revolution IDE but not after a distribution is

Thanks in advance,

Ritch Houdek
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