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    Status Bar

    In Word 2000, when you open a document an icon appears in the Windows Status bar. When you open the next document another icon appears alongside, and so on. When 10 documents are open you have a mess. I prefer the way it was under Word 95 when the current document icon replaces last one. Is it possible to revert to this?

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    Re: Status Bar

    Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided that the MDI (Multiple Document Interface) is an easier way to work. There is no know way to avoid this behavior other than to use Office 97 or earlier.

    All Office2k apps have the same 'feature'. Buyer beware!
    -Mark

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    Re: Status Bar

    MDI and SDI (Single Document Interface) are confusing - but only Word forces you to use SDI.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q230/6/84.ASP>Q230684</A> WD2000: New Word Instance Appears to Run for Each Document
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    Word 2000 uses the Single Document Interface (SDI) design, in which each document occupies its own window (just as in Microsoft Outlook each message occupies its own window). This behavior is different from earlier versions of Word, which use the Multiple Document Interface (MDI), in which each document is a separate window within the Word program window.

    Other Microsoft Office 2000 applications, such as Microsoft Excel, are capable of supporting MDI, and therefore SDI can be turned off in those applications.

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    Re: Status Bar

    Thanks for your help but another Wopr found a solution with an add-in dot file that works OK.

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    Re: Status Bar

    really? share please.

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    Re: Status Bar

    File WD2K-MDI.ZIP under the following link. You unzip the .dot file it contains into the Word Startup folder and you find a new toggle item under the Windows menu in Word.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://forums.compuserve.com/gvforums/default.asp?SRV=MSOfficeForum&SEC=7&FI>http://forums.compuserve.com/gvforums/defa...eForum&SEC=7&FI</A>

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