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How to have multiple “instances” of PowerPoint

November 5, 2006

Sometime, you want to view two ppt files at the same time for easily comparing the contents. Because PowerPoint is a single instance program, we have no chance of creating multiple windows of PPT.

Here is the trick to cross over it:

   * Use another account or create a new one (i.e.  you should have at least 2 active account), e.g. user myaccount

   * From a higher level account, run the PPT using the other account: 

runas /user:myaccount “c:\program files\microsoft office\office11\POWERPNT.EXE”
  NOTE: You can create a batch file for this