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    autoloading a document (2000)

    How do I prevent word from automatically loading the last document used when the program starts? Thanks!

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    Re: autoloading a document (2000)

    That's an unusual feature. Is it opening it as a Recovered Document or ... just opening it for your convenience?

    You can prevent auto macros from running when you start Word by holding the shift key down. If this stops the document from loading, there might be something unique in your normal.dot or one of your global templates. (Frankly, I'm not even sure how you would program this.) If it loads anyway, perhaps it's the way you start Word. What is the "program" line for your shortcut, or do you open from the menu?

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    Re: autoloading a document (2000)

    Two questions:

    - Is it actually the last document that was opened, or is it always the same document?

    - Is it called the name it's supposed to have or does it say 'document1' in the title bar?
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    Re: autoloading a document (2000)

    Many versions ago you could force that behavior with a command line switch. But now it's not available. One way to make it happen (someone may have done this on your system) is to add a switch to the shortcut you use to start Word. Check the properties of the command being executed and look for the switch "/m macroname" invoking a macro. Also, check for the existence of a macro named AutoExec, which would run whenever you start Word. If either macro exists, see whether it executes the equivalent of the keystrokes "Alt+F,1". If you entered Alt+F,1 after starting Word, that would have the effect you're describing: it would open the last file you worked on.

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