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    I Lost my toolbar (2K)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    OK so I have finished my macro writing, and I also made a nice toolbar that I can press buttons and have the macros do what they do.

    Today, when I first started MS-Word 2000, I don't see my toolbar, and I can't run my macros any more. Normal.DOT does not seem to have any macros? It has an old date going back to January 2003, and the current one, with date 8/3/2003 does not seem to be of the right size?

    The Toolbar I made is not listed in the View Command's dialogbox?! <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    I did store my macros in Normal.dot, and I don't know what happened to lose all of the macros, they have been working for a month now?

    What to do next?

    Wassim
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    Re: I Lost my toolbar (2K)

    Since you're a regular visitor of the Lounge, you know the importance of backing up frequently and regularly, so you shouldn't have lost too much, I hope.

    You mention two Normal.dot files, one from January, 2003 and one from today. Where are these located, and are there more Normal.dot files scattered around your hard disk?

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    Re: I Lost my toolbar (2K)

    Are you sure you created your Toolbar in Normal.dot and not in a custom template?

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    Re: I Lost my toolbar (2K)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Hans

    YES [happy] I do have a backup, actually as of Midnight yesterday, well I am not sure when will you read this, so I would say 24 hour old backup, which in this case saved the day.

    The confusion <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> was based on MS-Word simply losing Norma.DOT just like that. I mean I had simply backed it up from its normal place, Cocuments and SettingsWassimApplication DataMicrosoftTemplates, I am sure it was not moved by itself simply because I had my laptop turned off, and powered down, like in Start | Shut Down | Shut Down.

    This morning, the template was gone? So Word picked one up, it made a new Normal.DOT for today's session though it should have been there, and the other one was in my Cocuments and SettingsWassimApplication DataMicrosoftOfficeRecent. Talk about recent?! <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23>

    So to answer your question, No more templates, and I gave you the paths. I like Word, but this is scary <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again.

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    Re: I Lost my toolbar (2K)

    Yesp Jeffrey

    I did specify Normal.DOT, because the Toolbar and its macros were for me to speed up some work, so that is where you put them.

    Also the paths where I found them was the right one too.

    Word just hickupped, and I wish I had a smilie to share here, but I don't.

    Wassim
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