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    UNC path in documents (Office 97)

    When you base a document on a template located on a network server, the full UNC path is stored in the document. But when the server name changes, the document still tries to find the original server name. Opening a document can take up to 5 minutes before it times out. Is there a way round this? Is there a way to change the UNC path without opening the document or make Word not look for the template?

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    Re: UNC path in documents (Office 97)

    Is there a way around this? No.

    Is there a way to change the UNC path without opening the document or make Word not look for the template? No, or at least none that mere mortals can handle. If you figure out the document's structure to the point where you can find the hard-coding of that path and figure out how to change it while maintaining the document's integrity, then, yes, you can do this. I can't.

    You may be able to shorten up that 5 minutes by (at least temporarily) putting all of your templates into your user templates folder. Your old documents should open pretty quickly under that arrangement. You could then have a global template that attaches the document to the proper template on the network.

    There is a Knowledge Base article dealing with UNC coding and similar problems but I don't know its number.
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