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    removing default tabs in a dialog box (MS Word 2000 SP3)

    Hi All

    I am trying to create a macro that will remove all the standard tabs in the file new dialog box. I am pointing my users to a location where there are 6 folders - I want these folders to be the tabs with the templates displayed in them available for launching as documents. I can manage to get my folders displayed but cannot seem to remove the default ones - these folders do not exist in neither the user or workgroup template locations. Any help would be much apprecieated

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    Re: removing default tabs in a dialog box (MS Word 2000 SP3)

    The only way to get rid of the tabs with the built-in templates and wizards is to uninstall those templates and wizards - on each user's PC! <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    See the 6th point in WD2000: General Questions and Answers About the Location of Word 2000 Templates.

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    Re: removing default tabs in a dialog box (MS Word 2000 SP3)

    It is possible to do this with code because the registry contains the information used to construct these tabs. I doubt you will get a one size fits all macro to cater for all versions of Word where this is a problem (2000+) though.

    Therefore it is probably best to follow the path that MS recommends. This was well described by Gary Frieder in <post#=62532>post 62532</post#> and Hans has already posted the MS link which describes this.

    If you want to follow the registry path to automate the process - this past Woody's newsletter has enough information to get you going. I would add that the installer component number may vary widely (I don't know how it is constructed) but removing all the registry entries with a name that ends in .dot removes the tabs from Word's dominion.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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