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    Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    I'd like to verify something. If Word should freeze during a session, does it save a version of normal.dot as r.dot? If a second freeze were to occur, would it save the second version as r2.dot? Etc.?

    We have noticed these files appearing after freezes, and I'd like to verify that they are recover versions of normal.dot. They are templates with the same code and appear to be identical to normal.dot.

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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    For what it's worth, I've never heard of such a thing.
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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    I can't say I had either until we began having a problem opening a damaged document that crashed Word. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. I can find no reference to this on Microsoft's site either.

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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    Could there be any VBA code in your normal.dot or a global template that writes these templates (and deletes them when Word exits properly)?
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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    Do you have any add-ins loaded, or are you working under a Document Management System? The files might be created by one of them, since it doesn't seem to be a regular Office thing.

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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    That's a good guess, IMHO, since that's one of the first things I looked for, but (1) the normal.dot macros are short and simple, without any such code and (2) while Word is running, no such file seems to exist.

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    Re: Normal.dot and R.dot (Office 2000/Windows 2000)

    No, and yes. We use DOCS Open, but no add-ins, per se. I find no code creating such a file. Any DOCS Open users ever see such behavior?

    Thanks again to everyone who's been so helpful on this
    Michael Dagley

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