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    Word Option Question (Word 2002)

    My copy of Word 2002 came bundled as part of Office XP Small Business Edition with my new computer.
    I'd like to set the number of previous files opened to nine, but can't because this choice is grayed out.
    To solve this problem, must I remove and reinstall Word 2002, the entire Office XP Small Business, or
    is there another way to "fix" this?

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    Re: Word Option Question (Word 2002)

    If you have access to your registry, tell me what you find under these keys:

    <pre>HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOff ice10.0WordOptions

    HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice1 0.0WordOptions</pre>

    (I am assuming XP uses 10.0 since 2000 uses 9.0 and 97 used 8.0. However, if it is XP or some other version designation, just go with the flow.)

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    Re: Word Option Question (Word 2002)

    Thanks very much for your reply.

    Here's what I find in my Registry under the two keys you mentioned:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice9. 0[Default Value] [value not set]
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice9. 0Clip Gallery
    [Default Value] [value not set]
    ClipsOnlineURL "http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=clipgallery&plcid=0x%1!04x!$pver=5.0 &...



    HKEY_USERSDEFAULTSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice9. 0[Default Value] [value not set]
    HKEY_USERSDEFAULTSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftOffice9. 0Clip Gallery
    [Default Value] [value not set]
    ClipsOnlineURL "http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=clipgallery&plcid=0x%1!04x!$pver=5.0 &...

    Yeah, I know, it lists Office as version 9.0, and this threw me at first, but I
    then checked in word under Help, About, and here's what I find there ...

    Microsoft Word 2002 (10.2930.2625)
    In HELP, ABOUT, Disabled Items I find "There are no disabled items."

    So I'm using Word 2002 and not Word 2000.

    I did a bit of noodling around in the registry, and the closest thing I could find
    that matched the either of the two keys you suggested was the following:

    HKEY_USERSDEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordOp tions
    [Default Value] [value not set]
    AutoGrammar 0x00000000 (0)
    FirstRun 0x00000000 (0)
    PROGRAMDIR "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice 10"


    I don't know if this helps much, but that's what I found.

    Dave Traweek
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    Re: Word Option Question (Word 2002)

    > Microsoft Word 2002 (10.2930.2625)
    > In HELP, ABOUT, Disabled Items I find "There are no disabled items."

    Why don't trust I trust Office XP? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Overnight I remembered another issue that has nothing to do with network policies: a bug interacting with TweakUI. See if <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=58473>this thread</A> helps.

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    Re: Word Option Question (Word 2002)

    You Da Man!

    That TweakUI thought you had was right on the money. I haven't used TweakUI on this particular computer yet, but when I checked the IE tab, sure enough the "Add New Documents To The Start Menu" item was unchecked. As soon as I checked that item Word 2002 displayed the previously opened files as it should. Who'd a thunk to look in TweakUI for a fix to this pesky problem? Not me, but YOU did!

    Thanks very much for helping me fix this problem. As I said up front, YOU DA MAN!

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