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    File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    It used to be when I clicked on "Open," the menu would show, under "Files of Type," "All Files (*.*). Now some glitch has occurred so that it only shows "Document Templates, a view I never use. I have to manually set it to "All Files," after which it reverts to that setting until I boot up again.
    I tried the usual fixes: new normal dot without any add-ins, but it still does this.

    I would greatly appreciate a macro or something to fix this annoyance. Thanks!

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Is the correct folder displaying? Maybe your settings for the default folder changed somehow. That is set under Tool/Options/File Locations/Documents.
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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    The correct folder displays. The problem is the file type. How do I set a default file type so it shows all the files? Thanks!

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    I have solved the problem, or actually Woody, Lee & T.J. did. In Word 97 Annoyances, they recommended a macro, which works fine with Word 2000:

    Public Sub FileOpen()

    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)
    .Name = "*.*"
    .Show
    End With

    End Sub

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Marjory:
    I'm glad the macro worked for you, but... However, what you describe is NOT normal for a document. It is one thing to have problems between seeing "all types" & "*.doc".

    But it should not show document templates. I'd check to make sure there's no virus. Once in awhile, you can get some strange behaviors if you don't delete your temp files, so you might try that. I'd also check to make sure that Tools/Options/File Locations are set properly.

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Thanks, Phil. It is strange behavior. I did have the Bloodhound macro virus recently but deleted all infected templates and am still virus free (I update daily now). But I noticed that normal.dot on the laptop opened to show all files, so I installed that on my workstation and nonetheless got only .dot on fileopen command until I wrote the macro I found in the annoyances book.
    Just now I deleted all temp files as an added precaution.
    Just to be on the safe side, is there a way to create a new and clean normal dot?

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Marjory:
    Absolutely. All you have to do is rename or delete your current normal.dot (while Word is closed). Starting Word will build a fresh, clean, normal.dot.

    If you have any of your own customizations in normal.dot of the following type, it's best to rename normal.dot to, say, abnormal.dot or oldnormal.dot:

    Autotext
    Styles
    Macros
    Toolbars
    Button Icons

    Then you can copy them from the old template to your new normal.dot using the Organizer. While you can't copy toolbar buttons there, you can open both templates at the same time, add a button to a toolbar in the fresh normal.dot, and have Tools/Customize open. Then you can copy & paste your icon.

    I always keep backup versions of normal.dot (e.g. normal.bk1, normal.bk2). That way, if it becomes corrupt, I can go back to a backup version that might not be corrupt. (I say "might" because I just discovered that I have some corrupt styles in normal.dot & they're in all my backups. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>)

    One of the things I'm going to do this time is get a clean copy of normal, add the modifications that don't copy easily, then save & keep that backup as "cleannormal.dot". Then it'll be easier in the future when it corrupts again. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: File Open to Show All Files (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Thanks, Phil. I keep many copies, which is how I saved my macro template when the Bloodhound virus attacked the ones I was using. I copied the coding of the macros to a clean template and that fixed the problem. I learned from the Annoyances book to keep separate macro and toolbar templates. I will also keep a cleannormal one as you recommend, for those items I keep in normal.dot.

    Thanks for your help.

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