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#1 ThomasDG


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 11:39 AM

I am currently running windows xp sp 3 and am using microsoft office 2003. For some reason, whenever I attempt to open a word document through my documents, it only opens micrsoft word, but will not open the selected document. However, if I have word open and the click open, I can open any document I would like without trouble. Do you have any suggestions?


Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 01:39 PM

Try deleting the normal.dot global template. Word will recreate it when started

First we have to make normal.dot visible as it is hidden
Open Windows Explorer (not Internet explorer)
From the Tools menu click Folder Options
Go to the view tab
Put the bullet in show hidden files & folders then click ok

Then navigate to documents and settings\your user name\application data\microsoft\templates
Delete the normal.dot file

Exit Windows Explorer and try it
In the beginning there was the command line.

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