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    'New' doc dialog? (Wd 2002)

    I've just had to upgrade from Office 2000 to XP. When I click "File > New..." up pops a task pane on the opposite side of the screen giving me choices for "opening" documents, as well as making new ones. If I'd wanted to open a document, I'd have clicked "File > Open..." surely? Now it's an extra move of the mouse and an extra click to bring up the proper "file new" dialog box (with my templates listed in it) which I wanted in the first place.
    (How) Can I change this behaviour so that clicking "new" (or the "New..." button) gets me the proper file new dialog box like it's supposed to? (and NOT give me a task "pain" unless I specifically ask for one)
    Grr...
    Yours Ludditically
    dtw

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    Re: 'New' doc dialog? (Wd 2002)

    The internal command behind the File | New... menu item is FileNew. You can override the built-in behavior by creating a macro with that name. If you put this in Normal.dot or in a global template, it will be available throughout Word.

    Sub FileNew()
    ' Display the dialog
    Dialogs(wdDialogFileNew).Show
    End Sub

    Additional note: I hated the task panes at first, too, but they grow on you.

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    Re: 'New' doc dialog? (Wd 2002)

    Thanks Hans, I should have thought of that. (Probably would have, eventually; but assumed there would be a checkbox somewhere to uncheck, after which all would behave as it used to).
    It's just so much like when your local supermarket rearranges all the shelves just when you've got used to where things are... <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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