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    saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    I came back from vacation in April, no one having accessed my computer, unless of course the guys at Microsoft had updated it. All was well, except with Word. Most of my macros wouldn't run, claiming they were missing a library. Some files would not even save. After about 10 days, virus scans, reloading word, etc, I got some help and found that in the macro editor, under Tools, References, there was an entry that was checked that said "Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.0 Library(missing)" I was told to decheck this, and that all would be well. I did, and suddenly macros worked again. Except one thing. Sometimes (I use many documents, of many different dates of origin) when a Save is being run, I get an annoying box asking me if I want to save the template, or asking me if I want to save (and then it names the template). If I say yes or no, the macro continues. Annoying, mystifying, and why should saving a document hark back to its template anyway? <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>

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    Re: saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    A document always has an "attached" template, even if that template is Normal.dot (the blank document template). The attachment really is just a reference, and is useful for sharing solution-specific macros and AutoText entries among various documents. You can assign a new template using Tools>Templates and Add-ins. If you delete the template, Normal.dot will be used.

    There are several ways in which a template could be changed and want to be saved. Examples include: adding AutoText to the template; ticking the "use as default" box in certain dialogs; adding or editing a macro; adding or editing a menu or toolbar or keyboard customization. Possibly some style changes will be made in the attached template as well as the document, but I try never to allow style changes to pass back and forth that way (too confusing!).

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    Re: saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    Thanks for your answer. I didn't change anything in my macros, which never asked about saving the template before. Any thoughts on why they should now?
    Arlene

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    Re: saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    Try looking under Tools > Options > Save to see if you have ticked the option of 'Prompt to save Normal template'
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    I have always got that "ticked" because I sometimes fool around with the macros and don't want it to automatically save the changes. But all that used to do was prompt me to save Normal when exiting word...I was never prompted to save other templates while saving documents.
    Thanks Arlene

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    Re: saving templates (word 2002 SP 3)

    I wish I could tell you what changed, but as noted above, there are many things that it could be. Most importantly, it is something that has changed between the time you opened the document and the time you are saving it. Or perhaps more precisely between any previous save and the last one. Because there's no way to determine the nature of changes to templates (unlike a document, there's no handy Undo/Redo), it may well be quite difficult to uncover. I think you will just have to experiment and see if you can find the culprit.

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