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#1 Ednoe


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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:41 AM

Can anyone help me with a annoying problem, each time I close ms word out I get the message "The file Normal already exist. Do you want to replace the existing file.", the only way I can close ms word out is save the file.
I have tried deleting the file with no success.
Please help this is driving me crazy!


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#2 -David-


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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:16 AM

Hey Ed :thumbsup:

I have read a few instances where Norton Anti virus has intercepted files to do a virus check and has not surrendered the document to Word. Do you have norton installed?

Also, i have a few normal.dot's on my computer - are you trying to delete the right one? The one you want to remove should be loacted in:

C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

You normally won't be able to see this folder, so you will have to show hidden file:

Let me know if any of that works - i'm sure others will chip in with thier comments.


Edited by D-Trojanator, 19 February 2006 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:24 AM

Normal.dot is the basic template for Word documents. Sometimes another document gets saved as the basic template. Delete "normal.dot," as D-Trojanator mentioned, and the correct one will be created automatically the next time Word is opened.

Edited by jgweed, 19 February 2006 - 11:27 AM.

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