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    New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    My templates are now safely on the shared I:CorTemplates drivefolder and the Workgroups template folder is set as such.
    They are now visible under the "General" tab of File>New.
    If I add templates to a sub folder I:CorTemplatesWorkingDocs, what code do I write to add a new tab to the File>New dialog box so that the user will see these new templates under a new tab called "WorkingDocs"??
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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    Hi, Lynden. Try this Technet article.
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...Product=wrd2003

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    Hi Lynden:
    If you create a subfolder called <font color=red>WorkingDocs</font color=red> under I:CorTemplatesWorkingDocs (i.e. I:CorTemplatesWorkingDocsWorkingDocs), & move your templates into that subfolder, the tab will show up. At least it works that way in Word 2000.

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    By the way, File>New... does not let you get very fancy with folders. All subfolders inside the top level folders appear under the same tab:

    <table border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5><td>Path inside the Workgroup Templates folder</td><td>Tab in File>New... dialog</td><td>IT Group</td><td>IT Group</td><td>IT GroupPay Raise Requests</td><td>IT Group</td><td>IT GroupRead Only Templates</td><td>IT Group</td><td>Legal Dept</td><td>Legal Dept</td><td>Legal DeptContracts</td><td>Legal Dept</td><td>Legal DeptImportant Secret Stuff</td><td>Legal Dept</td></table>

    Because all of the templates in sub-folders are merged together in one group, and because Word can only accommodate so many tabs, it can be a bit frustrating trying to represent a hierarchy in the File>New... dialog. So that's why some people build their own. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    <sheepish> After a nights rest I realised I had 'hidden' the subfolder!
    No wonder it wouldn't display!
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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    On this subject...

    When I create a template in Smartsuite, the file description is what folks see in the templates list.

    In Office, only the "built in" templates have "friendly names". Any I create myself are seen as the file name, including the .dot ot the .xlt.

    How do I make it so that a friendly name is seen instead of the file name?

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    I learned that one here in the lounge! Put your actual template(s) in an easily backed-up folder like "MyTemplates", then (one by one) from Windows Explorer :

    o Click copy
    o Switch to the folder that normally holds them
    o Right click right pane
    o Paste Shortcut

    You can then rename the .lnk files to something more verbose/ friendly, as well as deleting the .LNK suffix. Much better solution all round IMO.

    Alan

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    Hi Paul:
    If you want to see a template without any extension, there's a setting in Windows to hide the extension for known file types. See attached.

    If you want a different extension, type the name & extension inside quotes when you're in the SaveAs dialog box.
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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    Hi Alan:
    You don't have to do it one by one if you're putting the shortcuts in the same folder. Just:
    - switch to the folder that holds the templates
    - select all that you want to copy
    - right drag them to the destination folder
    - choose create shortcut(s) here
    Cheers,

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    Quite right, of course. I was thinking about/ mixing up with, something else. Late at night and all that...

    Alan

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    Re: New tab on File New (Word 2000/3)

    I know the feeling. I'm getting to the point where even afternoons seem late. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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