Can Office files be opened in read-only and in background?

So far I have gotten the command:
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\PDFCreator\\PDFCreator.exe" /PF"G:\\folder\\01-14-16.docx" /nostart

It starts Microsoft Word loads the file and prints using the Auto-Save feature.

My first question is, is it possible to force opening in a read-only mode?  This is important when the file is already open and prevents printing.

My second question is, is it possible to hide Microsoft Word, much like is done with the /NOSTART for PDFCreator?


the /PF parameter will look up the print verb for that file type in the registry and execute the associated command. So the question basically is, are there parameters to tell word to open the file silently in read only mode. It doesn’t look like this is possible after a (very short) research, but you might want to have another look.

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