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    Company name property (Office 2000)

    Hi all -

    When I start a new Office document in Word or Excel, the blank document has a Company name specified under File-Properties. Where does it get this value, and how can I change the default? I don't see any options that I can change under Tools-Options. I can change the user name there under User Information, but I can't change this Company setting.

    This looks to be the company name that was specified when Office was installed, but the company name has now changed. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    Thanks Hans -

    I followed those instructions, but they didn't work for my installation of Office 2000. I still got the old company name, even though I found and changed all the required registry entries.

    However, once I realized all of this was controlled the registry, I just searched for the old company name and changed them all. Turns out, I think the pertinent entries matched the XP hierarchy rather than the Win2K hierarchy. I don't know why that is. Anyway, I got it fixed.

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    I thought this was saved in Normal.dot; I'm surprised to hear Word extracts any of the document properties from the Registry. Yet another security leak!

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    It's not a Word-specific setting; it's Office-wide, so Normal.dot wouldn't be a convenient location.

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    Hans, you're wrong. I just check my normal.dot - it contains my name and company name. Open it with Notepad and you will see it also.

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    I don't deny that your name and company name is stored in Normal.dot, but it's not the place where the Office programs retrieve this info from. If you delete Normal.dot, Word will run with factory settings, but it still knows to whom Office was licensed; that info is retrieved from the registry and is used in File | Properties and in Help | About...

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    Re: Company name property (Office 2000)

    I agree with HansV, the install extracts the data from the registry and then there is a screen to make changes, if no changes are make the default info is added to Normal.dot. Same applies when a new copy of Normal.dot is made, but there is NO screen to edit it.

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