I have an application which embeds an instance of word 2007 inside of it. Everything works fine except until I open a fresh instance of word 2007 from the start menu. Instead of opening a new instance of word it finds my instance and loads a blank document inside of it. Is there a registry setting that will force word to always start in a new instance or some way to mark my instance of word so that it doesn't get hijacked? Anyone else out there seen this happen?