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    Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    Two questions: (1) Upon exiting Word, can you have Word remember the documents you have on your screen and then when you restart Word, it would open all the documents arranged exactly as you left off? (2) Can I set a default Zoom setting so that all documents I open would open with my preferred Zoom setting?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    As far as I know, there is no such feature built into Word (I don't have Word 2003, so I don't know if it is among the new features - SharePoint?)

    It would be possible to create macros that store and retrieve a list of open documents, but I wouldn't know how to store the window arrangement.

    You could sent an e-mail to mswish@microsoft.com to ask if they could add it to the next version (or the one after that.)

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    Hi Linda:
    With respect to your second question:
    When you make revisions to a document and then save and close it, Word remembers and saves the document's current Zoom setting. The next time you open the document, its saved Zoom setting is restored automatically. In addition, Word remembers the Zoom settings you apply to each of the document's views. If you want all new documents based on normal.dot to open in the same view (e.g. normal) & zoom level:
    1. Open normal.dot
    2. Set the view & zoom level.
    3. Type any character & then delete it (this makes normal.dot "dirty").
    4. Close normal.dot & save the changes.

    If you want to guarantee the same zoom level for each document based on a template, you could put the following line of code in the template:

    Sub AutoOpen()
    ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Zoom.Percentage = 100
    End Sub

    You can change the percentage to fit your requirements. You could also use
    ActiveWindow.ActivePane.View.Zoom.PageFit = wdPageFitBestFit
    Cheers,

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    Thank you, Hans and Phil, for these answers. Much appreciated!

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    Regarding #1, many years ago I worked with the developer of InstaFiles, which can save the state of open windows as a workspace and restore them again later. It's not specific to Word, but perhaps can be used just to save the Word files. I've actually never tried it. If it helps, or if it doesn't, please post back with your comments.

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    Thanks for the suggestion! InstaFiles sounds like it could be useful. I followed the hyperlink to the InstaFiles web site, and I thought I looked at every page, but I didn't see any order information. I guess I need to contact them to ask. Seems strange that they wouldn't include something that basic on their site (unless they want to collect everyone's e-mail address).

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    Re: Saving 'work space' upon exiting Word (Word 2003)

    I found a download link on a ZD site, and it appears to be a dead link. Perhaps the product is out of circulation? Sorry about that.

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