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    Open template on startup of Word (Microsoft Word 2002 SP3)

    Dear All,

    This is probably (hopefully) quite simple.

    I have created a template which I want the rest of my department to start using whenever they create a Word document.

    How can I install this template on their machines and ensure that when they open Word the template is what appears, rather than a blank new sheet?

    Do I need to write some kind of macro to download the template onto their hard drive somewhere?

    Thanks for any help,

    Zara

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    Re: Startup Switches

    Hi Zara:
    1. Create a shortcut to start Word & make sure that everyone uses that shortcut. You can do this by dragging winword.exe to the desktop, start menu, etc. Just make sure that all the ways that people start Word, other than double clicking a file, uses your shortcut(s).
    2. Right click the shortcut & look in the target area. It will say something like:
    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeWINWORD.EXE"
    Your path may differ.
    3. Use the /t switch which starts Word with a new document based on a template other than the Normal template.

    It should look like this:
    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeWINWORD.EXE" /t"C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftTemplatesYourTemplateName.dot"
    Note there's no space between switch & templatename.

    The following Word startup (command-line) switches are listed in Word Help:
    <table border=1><td align=center valign=top>command</td><td align=center valign=top>function</td><td valign=top>/a</td><td valign=top>Starts Word; prevents add-ins and global templates (including Normal.dot) from being loaded automatically. The /a switch also locks the setting files; i.e., setting files cannot be read or modified if you use this switch.</td><td valign=top>/lAddinpath</td><td valign=top>Starts Word and then loads a specific Word add-in.</td><td valign=top>/m</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word without running any AutoExec macros.</td><td valign=top>/mMacroName</td><td valign=top>Starts Word and then runs a specific macro. The /m switch also prevents Word from running any AutoExec macros.</td><td valign=top>/mFile1</td><td valign=top>This will start Word with the most recently used file listed in the MRU list.</td><td valign=top>/n</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word with no document open. Documents opened in each instance of Word will not appear as choices in the Window menu of other instances.</td><td valign=top>/tTemplateName</td><td valign=top>Starts Word with a new document based on a template other than the Normal template. Note there's no space between switch & templatename.</td><td valign=top>/w</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word with a blank document. Documents opened in each instance of Word will not appear as choices in the Window menu of the other instances.</td><td valign=top>(no switch)</td><td valign=top>A new Word window is opened with a blank document using the existing instance of the Word application.</td></table>

    The following Word startup (command-line) switches are not listed in Word Help (at least in Word 2000):
    <table border=1><td valign=top>/c</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word and then invokes NetMeeting.</td><td valign=top>/q</td><td valign=top>Starts Word without displaying the Word splash screen. This switch is only available in Word 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1).</td><td valign=top>/r</td><td valign=top>Starts Word in the background, makes changes in the Windows registry, and then quits. This switch forces a re-register of Word in the Windows registry.</td><td valign=top>/u</td><td valign=top>Has no effect and does not start Word.</td><td valign=top>/x</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word from the operating shell (for example, to print in Word). This instance of Word responds to only one DDE request and ignores all other DDE requests and multi-instances. If starting a new instance of Word within the operating environment (for example, within Windows), it is recommended that you use the /w switch, which starts a fully functioning instance.</td><td valign=top>(any other switch)</td><td valign=top>Starts a new instance of Word. For example, if you start Word with just the / and no switch, or with any unlisted switch combination, Word doesn't understand what you want and just starts a new instance of Word with a new blank document.</td></table>
    Cheers,

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