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    Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    I use the electronic post-it notes in Word for reviewing documents on my PC at home. When I look at the list of reviewers on the Reviewing toolbar (Show-->Reviewers) I see my own name and that of Allan Stratton. He's there as a reviewer any time I open a new or saved document. I don't know who Allan Stratton is and I'd like to remove him as a reviewer. Does anyone know how to do this? (If you have an idea where a phantom reviewer could come from I'd find that interesting as well).

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    Hi Scott:
    I'm neither familiar with electronic post-its nor Word 2002, but I can think of a couple places where a reviewer might be added.
    1. Check Tools/Options/User Information & make sure that your name, not his, is listed there.
    2. Check your add-in. I'm guessing that the electronic post-its is an add-in that was somehow created by or once used by "Allan Stratton". If you drag your add-in out of the Word startup folder, does this still happen?

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    It's not an add-in program. I think my terminology is incorrect. "Comment" is probably a better term instead of "post-it" note (the icon on the toolbar looks like a little post-it note). You can place a comment on a document using either Insert--Comment or by clicking the "Comment" button on the reviewing toolbar.

    I did check under Tools--Options--User Information and my name is there.

    Thank-you,

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    Can you start Word from the command line? As I mentioned, I'm not familiar with XP, but on Win98, you go to Start/Run & type
    winword.exe /a
    to start Word with no add-ins & no normal.dot. See if the same thing happens then. Did you buy your machine or Word from someone else? I suppose it could be some virus, but it sounds like someone using that name, inserted a comment, maybe in normal.dot. That's why I suggested starting Word from the command line.

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    You are right! When I start Word from the command line only I am listed as a reviewer. The machine is a "hand-me-down" but everything has been re-installed from scratch including Windows and all other programs. I have the original Microsoft Software. So, I guess the other reviewer has somehow become part of Normal.dot. Any ideas about where to do from here?

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    <hr>Any ideas about where to do from here?<hr>
    Yep. First thing I would try is:
    1. Click an empty spot on the taskbar & press F3.
    2. Make sure that the look in box is your primary hard drive & that "include subfolders" is ticked.
    3. Type
    normal.dot
    in the "named" box & search. When you find it, rename normal.dot to normal.old (while Word is closed). Now restart Word. If that takes care of the problem, the only thing you might have to do is copy styles, autotext, toolbars, & modules (macros) from normal.old to normal.dot. Be careful about the macros. It's possible that something there is adding this guy to your reviewer list.

    If that doesn't help, then, with Word closed, you have to go to the startup folder--there are two, one for Word & one for Office--and remove or rename everything. Then restart Word. If that solves your problem, it's an add-in & you must add them back in one at a time, restarting Word in between, to catch the culprit. Hopefully, you won't have to go that route. And if that doesn't work, post back--you also can look for com add-ins.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    Followed this thread with some interest since I was showing Allan Stratton as a reviewer as well. Turned out to be the TbRun97.dot file that TextBridge Pro 8.0 puts in the Start directory for Word. Looking at the metadata for the file shows that Allan was original author of this template. Thanx for the nudge in the right direction!
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    Re: Deleting Reviewers (Word 2002 Version 10.0)

    Thanks for the information. I would have never guessed that a major software company would have been the source (trusting soul that I am <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>). I wonder if they're even aware of this.

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