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    template saved property always false (2003)

    ... as a result whenever you save a document it asks if you want to save the template which confuses and annoys users.

    If I set it to true - it seems okay. But if you close the attached document it gets set to false again and prompts the user to save teh template.

    Occurs on people upgraded to 11.8237.8221

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    The usual cause of this is a template that changes something, and does not set the .Saved property. For example it might be modifying AutoText entries or toolbars.

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    The template has no autotext or toolbars attached to it. The only macro is AutoNew to go to a bookmark. People on XP with the same templates have no problem.

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    Could you create a copy of the template, delete all content except the bookmark, zip it and attach it? (Assuming that the stripped down copy exhibits the same behavior)

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    Actually - it still does this even without the macro (and Letter.dot is only an example, I've been told a couple do this). But here it is.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    I won't be able to test in Word 2003 myself for the next few days, but I'm sure someone else will.

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    I have no problem using that template, and it remains with a state of .Saved=True

    I suspect you must have some other code somewhere that is dirtying this template, can you please try the instructions in <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word,197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word<!/post> to see if you can identify the culprit.

    StuartR

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    Great article. Mixed results. There were about 260 files that could need to be deleted - not all could be - but I carried on. Problem still there.

    winword.exe /a - fixed the problem! Great, so I removed Normal.dot (actually had done that before but I was being systemic). Problem still there.

    So now I removed everything from the startup folder. Problem still there. Tried the ddeauto - only thing still showing was normal. Did the List Addins but was unsure what to do with the information. Problem still there.

    Removed Data key. Problem still there.

    Do you have any more suggestions?

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    This is almost certainly caused by one of those AddIns that you didn't know what to do with.

    Did you create a list of AddIns?
    Can you share it with us?

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    No - they aren't mone (those were the ones I could find and remove - which didn't help). They are:

    DYMO AddressFixer AddIn - DYMOAFWordAddIn.Connect

    DYMO LabelWriter Addin - DymoOfficeAddIn.LabelWriterAddIn

    PDFComplete - officepdf.PDFComplete

    Microsoft Word East European Fonts Tool - WordEEFonts.Connect

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    Any idea on how I can find or disable those AddIns?

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    Template-type add-ins typically live in Word's startup folder and can be disabled by renaming them (e.g., template.dot.ignore). (Preferably while Word is closed.)

    COM Add-ins can live anywhere, and can be managed using Word's COM Add-ins dialog. This is not on any menu by default, but can be added from Tools>Customize, Command tab, Tools category.

    There may well be other kinds of add-ins, but those are the two that come to mind. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: template saved property always false (2003)

    The first type I'm familar with. These beauties are not those type nor are they listed in the CommsAddIn dialog - I dug them out using the VBA code snippet. I guess I'll just have to go hunting.

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