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closing an application or document

Asked by PK
on 28 Nov 2012

hello my question is ""I want to open a ms-word document and then MATLAB after that I want to close the opened ms-word document"" so what command or part of code can be used to do that task and in example I have asked as ms-word it can be an excel,text,powerpoint,pdf,etc., suggest some answer relevant to the requirement.


on 29 Nov 2012

@Walter Roberson : killing an application refers to closing it or deleting it pls elaborate your answer and can u explain how to kill an application.

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1 Answer

Answer by Jan Simon
on 28 Nov 2012
Edited by Jan Simon
on 28 Nov 2012




This has been answered in your very similar question already.

Please do not post a question again, but add comments to answers, when they do not solve your problem.


on 28 Nov 2012

hello simon u did not answer to close a file in any of the links

Jan Simon
on 28 Nov 2012

@Pink panther: I do not see any suggestion concerning deleting a file. When I read your question again I still find: "I want to open a ms-word document...". Please explain, why winopen() does not answer this part of the question. It even works for "excel, text, powerpoint, pdf", but "etc" is simply too general to be solved from the Matlab level.

And you are right: I did not answer how to close Word in the posted link, but Vishal Rane and Kaustubha Govind did it. I do not understand what you want to say with these comments.

on 29 Nov 2012

@simon: ur ans to open using winopen is fine but my problem is not "I want to open a ms-word document." but its to close a ms-word document which is already in open ie., which u can see on taskbar

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