Solved: Microsoft Works Word Processor

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Red Wolf

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I reset the Microsoft Works Word Processor to default with a different font size. It worked fine. Then, while setting up a printing for envelopes, I tried to reset that as a default as well. Big mistake. Now when I open the word processor program it comes up as the envelope function and I cannot get the original page for letter writing back. Microsoft was no help when I accessed their web page (too far over my head in their explanations as well as being not too user-friendly for my level of understanding). Does anyone know how I can get it open the right way again? I use Window's Vista on an Acer Extensa 5620. Thanks.
 
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This only applies for the Works word processor, the common one in Works NOT spelled with a capital W, as in Word.

First, only do this with the Work word processor not going.
If you really only want one default word processing template in Works (and it sounds like you do), and if you have no other templates that you want (and it sounds like you don't) then you can just delete all templates in this folder:
C:\Users\<YourName>\AppData\Roaming\Template\
Then, just start up the word processor and see if it is fixed.

If that is not the case, just let me know and I will adjust and tell you what else you can do, instead.
 

Red Wolf

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I tried that suggestion, but it didn't do anything. However, I ran blindly into a round-a-bout way that fixed it. I went to the File menu in Works word and saw the title of the template I was trying to get back. I clicked it and lo and behold there it was. I opened the File menu on that screen and clicked 'Save as'. When the next window opened I clicked 'Template' at the lower right side and when the next screen appeared I clicked 'Default'. That did the trick. It's amazing what my ignorance will lead me in and out of. Regardless, thanks, ChuckE for your help. I really appreciate your concern and assistance.
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Glad you fixed it. That was just about what I was going to tell you to do, if you had trouble with my first, simpler, all-inclusive suggestion.

The process you finally did was the way to actually do it properly. I already had the steps detailing how to do it, typed out, and I just had to drop them into a message here.

The method I had told you about would have removed all of templates that Works uses for starting a new blank document. In fact, it actually should have deleted even the modified one you were using. When the Works word processor has no "Normal.wpt" file (that is the regular default template) or whatever other named default template to use at start up, it will create a brand new Normal.wpt file, and use that.

I wonder why my first steps did not work? That's weird. Oh well, if you are happy, I am happy.
 
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