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    Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    I have a still-unfixed 'Changes have been made that affect the global template' message every time I exit Word, and I have discovered one clue that might help others, if confirmed. Unfortunately it won't help me because it applies to a different computer, but I found that the latest 'Word in MS Reader Add-in' for Word, if installed, appears to produce that message. To uninstall it you can use the original installation file, and each user on a machine has to install it and presumably uninstall it independently.

    I'd be interested to hear if anyone can duplicate this, since that maddening message seems to have so few identified sources.

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Don't know if you want to identify all of the sources for the message or if you just want to turn it off. If the latter, Tools>Options>Save tab and uncheck Prompt to save Normal Template.
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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    (Edited by HansV to make link clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    I want to maintain control of the machine and avoid macro viruses. There's an explanation available at
    http://www.liv.ac.uk/CSD/helpdesk/fa...ice/macros.htm.

    I have add-ins and macros (including WOPR 2003 and OfficeReady Professional) on my other machine, and previously had them on this machine, with no trouble at all. I approve a change once and it stays approved. If a change turns up out of nowhere, then I want to know where it came from, since it may be a virus. (I ran a full scan with no sign of trouble.) When I get the message that my template has changed for no apparent reason it suggests that something is going on that I don't know about, and simply turning the notification off is not conducive to peace of mind.

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Absolutely right. What may help you isolate what is triggering the message can be found here . Look at the information regarding the "Support Template". As well, check out this article . This article also has some very useful information. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Thanks to your advice, it's cured. The Support Template is now on the desktop of both machines labelled Panic Button, with a non-default icon.

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Thanks for posting back and glad the problem is solved.
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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    NEVER uncheck that warning.
    The cause of the message needs to be tracked down

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    I have the same problem. Deleting the Data key solved it - I thought. Until I found that this process had unticked the "Prompt to save changes to normal.dot". When that was turned back on the problem returned. How do I uninstall the MS Reader option (if this will solve the problem)?
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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    The version may make a difference if it really is the Word in MS Reader add-in (not just MS Reader), since the version I installed had been updated within the past month. If that's the one you had trouble with, then one way to get rid of it is to download the installation file again if you no longer have it, click as if installing, and you will have the option of uninstalling (or repairing, if I recall correctly). I've tried it three times now and it gives the same message, so it's staying off the machines for the moment.

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    The following is based on Word 2002 and earlier:

    Word supports two kinds of add-ins: templates (.DOT) and compiled libraries (.DLL). The first can be temporarily uninstalled using Tools>Templates and add-ins dialog. If the template is in the startup folder, the easiest way to disable it is to close Word, open the startup folder, and change the file extension to something Word will not recognize (such as DOG). The second type requires you to visit the COM Add-ins dialog, which is not on the menu out of the box. Use Tools>Customize (Commands tab) to add it to a convenient menu or toolbar; it's at the top of the list for the Tools category.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Dave,
    I had the same problem, only it wasn't the MS Reader. Every time I exited Word, I was prompted to save the Normalt Template. I used the Support Template, performed EVERY troubleshooting procedure, and still nothing. I tried the COM add-ins procedure but no add-ins showed. Deleted all macros, etc. - nothing helped. <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> Then for some reason, I thought of Microsoft's "Remove Hidden Data" routine which I had downloaded and installed.

    I uninstalled this program. It didn't do a clean uninstall however, as I had to "Customize" the toolbars and drag the "Remove Hidden Data" option from the File menu. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> No more prompt to save Normal.dot on exit <img src=/S/thewave.gif border=0 alt=thewave width=225 height=33> .
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    Re: Changes made which affect global template (XP Pro SP-1 w/Office 2003)

    Perfect. Thanks - what more can I say?
    David Grugeon
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