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    Macros and changes to Normal.dot (Word 2003)

    Have you heard of anyone have problems with word macros changing the normal.dot?

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    Re: Macros and changes to Normal.dot (Word 2003)

    Yes, such problems have been reported, but could you provide some details?

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    Re: Macros and changes to Normal.dot (Word 2003)

    If you mean Word macro viruses, they are a lot less common than they used to be, but some of them are still out there. This is why most people recommend ticking the box under Tools>Options..., General tab, to notify you of changes to Normal.dot before saving those changes. On the other hand, Normal.dot will be changed if (1) you create a macro (and don't specifically save it somewhere else); (2) you create an AutoText entry (and don't specifically save it somewhere else); (3) you create a formatted AutoCorrect entry; (4) you change a style defined in Normal.dot; (5) you customize a toolbar generated by Normal.dot; and probably in many other ways. So... it would be helpful to know why you are asking this question. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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