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    Closing Word (2003)

    When going to File Close, the whole Word program will close. Is there a way to get Word to stay open but have the document close.
    Please note that I am able to open multiple Word documents no problem.

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Hi Chona:
    The behavior may have changed since Word 2000, the version I have. It sounds like you're invoking FileCloseOrExit. Press Alt+Ctrl+NumPad + (the cursor turns into a clover). Then go through the motions to close your document. What command shows up in the dialog box? If it's FileCloseOrExit, this command closes a Word document if 2 or more are open, & closes the document & exits Word if one document is open. You can also use that technique to check what command Ctrl+F4 invokes.

    You can go to Tools/Options/Command tab/File in the Categories box. Look for Close & drag it to the File menu & then delete the old Close button. If that doesn't change the behavior, go back to the Tools/Options/Commands tab & scroll to All Commands. Now in the Commands side, scroll to FileClose & drag it to the File menu. You can use the same dialog box & press the keyboard...button. Scroll to All Commands & then reassign Ctrl+F4 to FileClose rather than FileCloseOrExit.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Chona

    How are you closing the file? Are you using the cross in the top right corner? If so, when closing the last Word file, you will notice two crosses in the top right - try the lower one instead of the top one.

    When you have multiple word files open you will only have one cross up there and clicking it closes only the current document.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Thanks for your efforts Andrew but I am a corporate trainer asking this question on behave of a client. I think the first post is closer to a solution.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    I've also had a problem closing documents. When there is only one document open there are two crosses in the top right. However, clicking on the lower cross completely closes Word. What gives?

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    This could be a new behavior of the Office 2003 suite, to make it more like StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    But seriously, maybe Word is minimizing to the task tray or something like that. I would think this is a user-configurable behavior, but being an XP user, I wouldn't know where to look.

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    What happens when you try what I suggested in <post#=342390>post 342390</post#>?

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Thanks for the info. Will let you know when I get to that remote site next week. Sounds too complex to ask user to try over phone. It sure is different than Word XP or 2k behavior.

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Hi Phil,
    I'm going to submit a new post. Maybe I can attract some folks who have Word 2003 and have seen this behavior. I found a 2003 user down the hall and his behaves normally, i.e., like 2002, 2000. Closing the last document leaves Word open with a grey screen.
    Howard

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    File | Close does not close Word 2003 if only 1 document is open.

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Not on my Word 2003.
    Clicking on the lower x closes only the document.

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Have you looked through Tools/Options to see if there's an option relating to the taskbar. For example, on the view menu in Excel 2000, there is an option called "Windows in taskbar" which changes between single document interface & multiple document interface. Word 2000 didn't have that option, but I understand that latter version do. See if that make a difference.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Closing Word (2003)

    Well, I visited the site during the correct phase of the moon and the problem is gone. One of those wonderful now-you-see-it, now-you-don't problems. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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