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    Templates on Tool Bar (Word 2002)

    I have a number of stationery files that are templates (fax/letterhead) that I've placed in a drop down menu on my toolbar. Here's my problem: I'll choose a letterhead from the drop down menu, make my changes, and then save it. My default directory for everything I do is H:client files. When I try to save my new document, Word wants to save my new document on top of the template in c:documents and settings. . . . application data. . . templates instead of defaulting to h:client files. If I prepare a letter using the template the "normal" way (File, New, General Templates), it saves directly to H:client files. How can I make my drop down templates save to h:client files?

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    Re: Templates on Tool Bar (Word 2002)

    What is the action of your dropdown list? If it opens the selected template (Documents.Open ...), the behavior you describe is to be expected. If you create a new document based on the template (Documents.Add ...), I would expect Word to suggest the default documents folder for saving the document.

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    Re: Templates on Tool Bar (Word 2002)

    My drop down does OPEN the template - the hyperlink points to the template itself. How can I put a NEW document based on the template on the dropdown menu?

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    Re: Templates on Tool Bar (Word 2002)

    I would create a VBA function that uses Documents.Add templatename to create a new document based on the template, and make the dropdown list execute the macro. I don't know enough about your setup to be more specific.

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    Re: Templates on Tool Bar (Word 2002)

    The approach HansV describes is the most logical, but if you prefer to think outside the box, you can do this: add an AutoOpen macro to each template that run each time the template is opened, generating a new document based on the template, and then closing the original. To bypass that macro, if you wanted to edit a template, you would hold down the shift key. See the last macro in <post#=130411>post 130411</post#>.

    The downside of this is first that you need to add this macro to every template in your drop-down (and any you add in the future), and it's easy to forget about when you want to edit the template. But... at least you have a second option. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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