Hi - I need help!!

I want to use a form with buttons on to link to open excel files or word documents. Therefore the files need to be available to the program which must run from a CD. (need the CD to be in always).

I have added the files to resources and see them in the solution explorer bin folder. I have also made them "copy always" in the file properties. See path of attendance register in sloution explorer.
Test1/bin/Debug/resourses/Attendance register. doc.

I need the code for the buttons. I know it needs to be relative path but thats as far as me knowing goes.

I am using visual studio 2005 (programming in VB) , windows7, office 2007 but save files as 2003.

Urgently need help so that I can move on, battling for 3 weeks no luck!!!