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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by rcbrandon, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. rcbrandon

    rcbrandon Thread Starter

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    Evertime I try to open a new Word document it always opens to an old document instead of just opening a blank page. I think it's reverting to something that was saved as a template. . . or something! I just want to be able to open a new blank page! I don't know how to change it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ChuckE

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    Find your current "normal.dot" which is the template for Word's blank document, and DELETE it. (Ask if you need help in finding it. I just won't bother here, if you already know how.)

    Don't worry, starting Word, when there is no normal.dot, will force Word to create a new one. That new one will be the default, blank template, and it should be clean.
     
  3. rcbrandon

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    thanks...and yes, I do need help finding the normal.dot This is drivin' me crazy!
     
  4. ChuckE

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    You could search for it in your C: drive's (if you use WinXP) "Documents and Settings" or (if you use WinVista) "Users", but sometimes some people have difficulty if their System Folders are set to be hidden.

    Otherwise you can open your Run window (see the Start menu), type in "application data" and click [OK],
    open the Microsoft folder,
    then open the Templates folder.
    Your "Normal.dot" ought to be there.
    (Important: with Word NOT running)
    Just delete it.

    Then start up Word, and see if that works for you.
     
  5. rcbrandon

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    CHUCK E

    Thank you very much! Worked like a charm!! :)
     
  6. ChuckE

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    Now, figure out how to mark this thread "Solved" :)
    Hint: Look for "Thread Tools" (near top, right)
     
  7. rcbrandon

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    fiat accompli !!!
     
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