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Thread: Template List Box Modification
2009-07-15, 15:55 #1linerGuest
I know it is some of those minor things, but it's some of those things that keep beating on you.
I have a macro that opens the template dialog box. The templates are listed in a box, using those generic icons. All they do is take up space, making me scroll around to find the template that I want. I can change the display to "List" by clicking on the icon.
Is there a way to tell Word to open the template dialog box in the List format?
The dialog box includes the making of an XML document and a Web Page. I ain't going to make either one. It seems to be put in by the program, because right-clicking these two (and only these two) items does not bring up a dialog box. Can I get rid of them? OR rename them zzzz1 and zzzz2 so they go to the bottom of the list?
2009-07-15, 16:05 #2
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The dialog box is using the same setting that you have set as the default in Windows Explorer.
You need to change the default in Windows Explorer to "List" then it should be what you want in Word.
Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.
2009-07-15, 16:25 #3
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[quote name='liner' post='784808' date='15-Jul-2009 21:55']The dialog box includes the making of an XML document and a Web Page. I ain't going to make either one. It seems to be put in by the program, because right-clicking these two (and only these two) items does not bring up a dialog box. Can I get rid of them? OR rename them zzzz1 and zzzz2 so they go to the bottom of the list?[/quote]
As far as I know, you can't remove or modify those two, they're built into Word itself.
2009-07-15, 20:33 #4
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I have Word 2007 so I can't verify whether this works for the XML and Web page templates but I would guess that it does.
Removing the built-in templates from Word 2003 can be done only by deleting keys in the registry AFAIK. If you are comfortable doing this then look in the registry for the template name that you want to remove and if you find it, you should be able to delete it.
All the usual caveats apply to editing the registry - close all the Office applications and backup the registry branch if you are going to delete any keys.
The following link describes the basic process - I would use the search function rather than navigating directly to the correct branch since I think the application number on your PC might not match that described.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/O...Q_20769459.html Look for the Accepted Solution by Smozgur about 3/4 of the way down the page.Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia