Opening a file but the window isn't active?

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  1. k6578 macrumors member

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    Say for example I have Microsoft Word already running on my Mac with two Word documents (say Doc1 and Doc2) open. I go to Finder and click to open another Word Document Doc3. It opens but opens behind the Doc 1 and Doc 2 windows. It's a similar scenario with Preview and other apps.

    Why is this and how can I get newly opened files to open as the active window?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Which exact MS Office / Word and Mac OS X version do you use?
    MS Office 2008 had some bugs with open documents and Spaces for a while, but it seems to have been solved with an update or ten from MS.
     
  4. k6578 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using MS Office 2011 on Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Is MS Office 2011 up to date?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     
  6. k6578 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was playing around with the settings and it seems the problem only occurs when Spaces is enabled.
     

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