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    No Document When Starting (XP)

    Is there a way to tell the various Office XP programs to start without a blank document? There was a command line switch (/k I think) in ealier versions but I cannot find anything like it in XP.

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    Re: No Document When Starting (XP)

    For Word, the command line switch is /n.
    For Excel, it is /e.
    For PowerPoint, it is /c.

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    Re: No Document When Starting (XP)

    I start my office programs by dragging a shortcut to the Start menu in Windows ME. Where would I enter these switches?

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    Re: No Document When Starting (XP)

    Microsoft provides special shortcuts to its Office applications. These shortcuts have some 'magical' properties and their target cannot be edited. You will have to create a new shortcut from scratch.
    - Right-click an empty part of the desktop.
    - Select New > Shortcut from the popup menu.
    - Set its target to

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice10Winword.exe" /n

    - Finish creating the shortcut, then drag or copy it where you need it.
    - Similar for the other Office apps (Excel.exe and Powerpnt.exe)

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    Re: No Document When Starting (XP)

    Worked like a champ, thanks.

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