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    Prompt to save the Normal template (2003/SP1)

    HELP! We regularly update our user's machines with new macros/template etc and with that, we sometimes change .reg settings to suit our needs (the users store macros/templates etc., on their local machines, not from a network location).

    Can anyone tell me what registry key might hold the settings for the "prompt to save Normal template" option? I thought it might be the data key, either that or held in normal.dot but neither seem to be doing the trick and I am running out of ideas, not to mention time! Hopefully someone can enlighten me...

    Many thanks in anticipation!

    Violet

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    Re: Prompt to save the Normal template (2003/SP1)

    I used RegMon to trace registry activity. The Settings value in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0WordDa ta was the only relevant one that was written to. Unfortunately, the Settings value is a binary value, it cannot easily be interpreted.

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    Re: Prompt to save the Normal template (2003/SP1)

    That's exactly the key I thought it would be, however, after exporting and applying to another machine, it didn't change that particular setting. Oh well, they can't say I didn't try! Thanks for the RegMon tip though, I may put that to use.

    As always Hans, many thanks.

    Violet

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    Re: Prompt to save the Normal template (2003/SP1)

    How about VBScript?

    <code>' Start a totally new instance of Word (not worried about template conflicts)
    Dim wd
    Set wd = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    ' Windows might seem to hang without the following two lines, your call
    wd.Visible = True
    wd.WindowState = wdWindowStateMinimize
    ' Switch on prompting to Save Normal.dot (Tools>Options, Save tab)
    'msgbox "Prompt to save Normal.dot current setting is " & wd.options.savenormalprompt
    If Not wd.Options.SaveNormalPrompt Then wd.Options.SaveNormalPrompt = True
    ' Shut down this instance of Word and clean up objects
    wd.Quit
    Set wd = Nothing</code>

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