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    Doc 1 opens automatically (XP + Word 2003)

    Greetings

    User wrote a letter, saved it, but somehow now whenever Word 2003 is launched, this same letter opens as "Document 1". I have created a new Blank Document template, I have reinstalled Word, still can't get rid of it. The contents of the letter is rather personal, and the user is mortified! I have deleted all Normal.dot files, and created new ones. No luck. Can anyone help - we want to delete the document and have blank documents open when we open the program.

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    Re: Doc 1 opens automatically (XP + Word 2003)

    This could happen if the letter content was saved into Normal.dot in the user templates folder. If you already changing the Normal.dot file, then check whether the shortcut used to start Word has any parameters pointing to a different template.

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    Re: Doc 1 opens automatically (XP + Word 2003)

    Hi htere, thanks for this. I think this is exactly what is happening - but don't know how to correct that, don't know how to "check whether the shortcut used to start Word has any parameters pointing to a different template".

    Hope you can provide a bit more detail.

    Cheers and thanks.

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    Re: Doc 1 opens automatically (XP + Word 2003)

    When you right-click a shortcut, you can inspect its properties, including its "Target" -- the path to the file plus any parameters fed to it at startup.

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    Re: Doc 1 opens automatically (XP + Word 2003)

    Thanks this last - I think I've got that sussed!

    Cheers

    Jacqui

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