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    Opening a doc (2002 SP1)

    Word 2002 has an extremely annoying problem. I open word with the '/n' option, as I often want to get an existing document. When I click on 'File|Open' the first time after starting Word, instead of getting the common dialog box, nothing appears to happen. What actually happens is that the Word title bar starts to blink, as does the icon on the task bar. If I click on the title bar nothing happens, but if I click on the task bar icon, Word minimizes and the common dialog box appears. When I select a file, the dialog box disappears and Word remains minimized. I have to restore it from the task bar. This only happens the first time I try to open a file after starting Word. Subsequent 'File|Open' operations behave normally.

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    Re: Opening a doc (2002 SP1)

    Hi Andrew:
    I'm not sure, as I don't have Word 2002. However, unless you get a better answer you might try changing a setting with TweakUI, if you have it. On it's General tab, there is a place for a checkmark next to "prevent applications from stealing focus". One of the options is to have the taskbar flash, rather than stealing the focus.

    I should mention, however, that I have the option ticked & Word 2000 works properly with the /n switch.

    If you want, you can download TweakUI Version 1.33 at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/dow...g/NTTweakUI.asp</A>.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Opening a doc (2002 SP1)

    Phil,

    Thanks for the suggestion, but that didn't help. TwekUI already had those settings in place when I ran it. I tried unchecking it but that didn't help. I did not have this problem with Word 2000. It definitely is a Word 2002 problem. Has anyone else reported it?

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    Re: Opening a doc (2002 SP1)

    Hi Andrew:
    Sorry that didn't work. I don't know if anyone else reported it; I haven't "upgraded" yet & haven't decided if & when I will.

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