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    Macro needed to remove "Contacting \\Blah\blah\server Prese ESC to Cancel"

    Hello,

    I was given a folder full of documents and everytime I go to open a document,
    it tries to contact some server where the files were originally prepared.

    I have tried unchecking an automatic link at startup option in MS Word 2010, but
    it does not seem to work.

    Somewhere buried in the MS Word document is some server reference that I would like
    to remove, as I am always waiting for it to open after unsuccessfully trying to find a server,
    that it should not find at this point.

    So, my question is, is there a way to find and replace to remove this reference (Metadata?)? Or, is there
    a macro I can run to find and delete this reference, so I can finally open documents without this nuisance waiting period?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    Jim,

    As a starting point, check the document's attached template. You can see the document's attached templatename and path by clicking on the Document Template button in the Developer tab. If the attached template is pointing to a name and path that doesn't exist on your network, that could cause the document to be slow to open (not sure though whether it would cause a "contacting server" prompt to appear).

    Gary

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    Thanks Gary,

    I will check it out. I appreciate the suggestion.
    Regards,
    Jim

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