This thread started near the end of Karen Wright's:
Word : Adding and Removing References
As we left that thread I was about to comment on Chris Greaves reply at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=vb&Number=47942&page=0& view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&vc=1#Post47942>this post</A>
Regardiing the use of a batch file to start Word in order to blast the Normal.dot. That's ok for the island of a Word user (I guess) as Chris indicates he is such an island. My use for such a batch file would be to search for and destroy any and all Normal.dots that exist anywhere on the C: drive EXCEPT in the location indicated by the users "User Template" file location setting. This setting is stored in the registry and a nice call from a wscript executable could get the location and delete all but the normal.dot in that location.
Why is it important to remove these rogue Normal.dots? Let's see what the experts have to say... to be continued.