Re: Open embedded OLEObject (Word Doc) Hidden
If you don't activate the object you get:
Run-time error '1004':
Unable to get the Object property of the OLEObject class
It looks like the object's properties are not loaded into memory until it is activated. I would think there should be some sort of option on the .Activate method to make Word open minimized (or hidden), or possibly an alternative to the .Activate method that would load the object properties without displaying the object.