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HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default



 
 
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Old May 16th 07, 03:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
RLogan
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Default HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default

My question is simple: How do I go back to default? That is, some styles have
changed that I simply find annoying. In other words, I want MS Word 2007 the
way I got it out of the box without having to reinstall. Please help!

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Rolly
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Old May 16th 07, 03:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default

For any previous version, you would rename Normal.dot and let Word build a
new one. I assume the same would be true in Word 2007 except that it would
be Normal.dotm that you would rename.

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"RLogan" wrote in message
...
My question is simple: How do I go back to default? That is, some styles

have
changed that I simply find annoying. In other words, I want MS Word 2007

the
way I got it out of the box without having to reinstall. Please help!

--
Rolly


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Old May 16th 07, 03:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
RLogan
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Default HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default

Hey Suzanne,

I try renaming Normal.dotm but I can't because I am obviously using MS Word
2007 under that template. I am really new at this, so can you show me how to
fix my problem "step-by-step." I have Window Vista if it helps.

Thanks.

--
Rolly


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

For any previous version, you would rename Normal.dot and let Word build a
new one. I assume the same would be true in Word 2007 except that it would
be Normal.dotm that you would rename.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"RLogan" wrote in message
...
My question is simple: How do I go back to default? That is, some styles

have
changed that I simply find annoying. In other words, I want MS Word 2007

the
way I got it out of the box without having to reinstall. Please help!

--
Rolly



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Old May 16th 07, 03:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Summer
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Default HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default

In short, close the Application Word. Then rename Normal.dotm and restart
Word Application so it can rebuild Normal.dotm.

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"RLogan" wrote in message
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Hey Suzanne,

I try renaming Normal.dotm but I can't because I am obviously using MS
Word
2007 under that template. I am really new at this, so can you show me how
to
fix my problem "step-by-step." I have Window Vista if it helps.

Thanks.

--
Rolly


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

For any previous version, you would rename Normal.dot and let Word build
a
new one. I assume the same would be true in Word 2007 except that it
would
be Normal.dotm that you would rename.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"RLogan" wrote in message
...
My question is simple: How do I go back to default? That is, some
styles

have
changed that I simply find annoying. In other words, I want MS Word
2007

the
way I got it out of the box without having to reinstall. Please help!

--
Rolly





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Old May 16th 07, 04:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default HELP! Resetting MS Word 2007 to Default

As Summer points out, you have to close Word first, then delete or rename
Normal.dotm. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm
for tips on locating it (not written for Word 2007 or Vista, but still has
some useful info).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"RLogan" wrote in message
...
Hey Suzanne,

I try renaming Normal.dotm but I can't because I am obviously using MS

Word
2007 under that template. I am really new at this, so can you show me how

to
fix my problem "step-by-step." I have Window Vista if it helps.

Thanks.

--
Rolly


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

For any previous version, you would rename Normal.dot and let Word build

a
new one. I assume the same would be true in Word 2007 except that it

would
be Normal.dotm that you would rename.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"RLogan" wrote in message
...
My question is simple: How do I go back to default? That is, some

styles
have
changed that I simply find annoying. In other words, I want MS Word

2007
the
way I got it out of the box without having to reinstall. Please help!

--
Rolly




 




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