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    Word crashing whilst template is open (Office 2003)

    Can anyone help? I am creating a template in Word where I have incorporated controls from the Control Toolbox on the actual front end. I feel a little uncomfortable with this as I appear to be having issues with the document auto saving. On a couple of occasions the document is attemtping to autosave and giving me disk full errors. The way out is to close the template without saving, which then gives me a "Word crashing" prompt.

    Is there issues with placing controls on the front end of a template or am I being paranoid about this function?

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    What do you mean by "actual front end"?

    Are the controls on a Userform in the template?
    Are the controls on a document based on te template?

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    The erroneous disk full error may indicate that something in the document/template has become corrupted. In earlier versions of Word, equation objects sometimes caused this problem. However, I haven't read about the ActiveX controls causing a similar error. Perhaps this is a new feature in Word 2003? Or should I say, perhaps you are using a more sophisticated control that has issues, unlike reliable old checkboxes...

    Note: If you haven't installed Service Pack 1 for Office 2003, you might try that, in case this is a bug that has been fixed.

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    Jeff

    The template in question has five command buttons which when selected loads a userform. I have experienced an issue with the control toolbox before in that I had included one command button, and noticed that I received the disk full error appear. For this particular template placing command buttons on the document appears the best approach but obviously I am feeling a little uncomfortable if I receive the disk full error. For your information I have Service Pack 2 installed on the PC.

    In your opinion does it appear that the controls are causing the error?

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    I have experienced the problems you describve.
    I believe that Word templates become corrupted due to problems with graphic items; especially do I see these problems with templates and edited GUi forms.
    I'd recommend that you
    (a) export all your modules to text form (perhaps using Rob Bovey's Code Cleaner <post#=461039>post 461039</post#> )
    ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] shut down/reload Word
    © (Word) File, New a general template
    (d) (VBE) File, Import your saved modules from (a) above
    (e) re-establish your Tools, references
    and pray!

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    Thanks Chris .... Luckily the template appears to be stable at the moment but I have printed out your reply and will know what to do when it does corrupt (because I have a strong feeling it will) !!

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    Re: Word crashing whilst template is open (Office

    By the way, Chris' technique refers to a way to rescue your code modules, but doesn't include the document itself. If you save a clean copy without the buttons, perhaps that can aid in the reconstruction, should it become necessary...

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