When Word gets corrupted the usual solution is to find the Normal.dot file, change the name and then re-start Word to build the new default settings. Is it possible to use System Restore to achieve the same ends? Using a Restore point produced before problems start to occur often solves all sorts of problems. I suppose it all depends on whether the Normal.dot file is included in the System Restore process, or is not touched by it. Can anyone advise?