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Old January 9th 05, 01:31 PM
Dudley Henriques
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Hi; I have a newbie question please;

I have created a simple document that requires changes from time to
time....a word here and there....a sentence change...that kind of thing.
I have this document saved as a word document in "my documents".
What's puzzling me is this; when I open this document to make a change,
sometimes it just opens and allows me to make the change without
creating a "normal" document , then when I close it, closes normally
saving the changes I made. But sometimes I get an intercept when I close
the document telling me about a document called "normal" which has been
created, I assume as a function of word having to do with the changes or
editing I'm doing.

What I need to know is why I'm getting this "normal" document only part
of the time and not all the time if it's creation is required by word
when I'm editing this document. Also, I'm being asked something when
closing this "normal document" about changes being saved in it that I
don't quite understand .
Many thanks if someone can either bring me up to speed on this or point
me to a link where I can understand this better.
I'm fairly sure a link however, wouldn't answer the question about the
intermittent creation of this "normal" document, which is what's so
puzzling. If it did it every time, I could understand it better I think,
but it's apparently only being created under certain circumstances, and
I can't figure out what these circumstances are :-)
Thank you very much
Dudley


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Old January 9th 05, 03:26 PM
TF
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All documents in Word are created from Templates. The Blank document that
opens with Word is created from the normal.dot template (sometimes referred
to as the Global Template). As a newbie, I expect that you haven't yet
discovered the power of templates and are creating all document based on the
normal blank. If you make changes to a toolbar, add a macro, change the
default font or any change that needs to be stored with the template, when
you close Word, it will prompt you that you need to save these changes to
the normal.dot (Global Template).

You may think it strange or annoying for this to happen: why doesn't it just
save the changes and not tell me? It is so that if some nasty third party
utility tries to make changes to Word without your knowledge, the prompt
warns you of the changes.

You can find loads more information on Templates at the site in my signature
block below.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/


"Dudley Henriques" wrote in message
...
: Hi; I have a newbie question please;
:
: I have created a simple document that requires changes from time to
: time....a word here and there....a sentence change...that kind of thing.
: I have this document saved as a word document in "my documents".
: What's puzzling me is this; when I open this document to make a change,
: sometimes it just opens and allows me to make the change without
: creating a "normal" document , then when I close it, closes normally
: saving the changes I made. But sometimes I get an intercept when I close
: the document telling me about a document called "normal" which has been
: created, I assume as a function of word having to do with the changes or
: editing I'm doing.
:
: What I need to know is why I'm getting this "normal" document only part
: of the time and not all the time if it's creation is required by word
: when I'm editing this document. Also, I'm being asked something when
: closing this "normal document" about changes being saved in it that I
: don't quite understand .
: Many thanks if someone can either bring me up to speed on this or point
: me to a link where I can understand this better.
: I'm fairly sure a link however, wouldn't answer the question about the
: intermittent creation of this "normal" document, which is what's so
: puzzling. If it did it every time, I could understand it better I think,
: but it's apparently only being created under certain circumstances, and
: I can't figure out what these circumstances are :-)
: Thank you very much
: Dudley
:
:


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Old January 9th 05, 05:09 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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See http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/P...cle.asp?ID=151 for an
explanation of Normal.dot and
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...514521033.aspx for more
information about the save prompt.

--
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.

"Dudley Henriques" wrote in message
...
Hi; I have a newbie question please;

I have created a simple document that requires changes from time to
time....a word here and there....a sentence change...that kind of thing.
I have this document saved as a word document in "my documents".
What's puzzling me is this; when I open this document to make a change,
sometimes it just opens and allows me to make the change without
creating a "normal" document , then when I close it, closes normally
saving the changes I made. But sometimes I get an intercept when I close
the document telling me about a document called "normal" which has been
created, I assume as a function of word having to do with the changes or
editing I'm doing.

What I need to know is why I'm getting this "normal" document only part
of the time and not all the time if it's creation is required by word
when I'm editing this document. Also, I'm being asked something when
closing this "normal document" about changes being saved in it that I
don't quite understand .
Many thanks if someone can either bring me up to speed on this or point
me to a link where I can understand this better.
I'm fairly sure a link however, wouldn't answer the question about the
intermittent creation of this "normal" document, which is what's so
puzzling. If it did it every time, I could understand it better I think,
but it's apparently only being created under certain circumstances, and
I can't figure out what these circumstances are :-)
Thank you very much
Dudley



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Old January 9th 05, 08:38 PM
Dudley Henriques
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Thank you very much
DH
"TF" terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom wrote in message
...
All documents in Word are created from Templates. The Blank document
that
opens with Word is created from the normal.dot template (sometimes
referred
to as the Global Template). As a newbie, I expect that you haven't yet
discovered the power of templates and are creating all document based
on the
normal blank. If you make changes to a toolbar, add a macro, change
the
default font or any change that needs to be stored with the template,
when
you close Word, it will prompt you that you need to save these changes
to
the normal.dot (Global Template).

You may think it strange or annoying for this to happen: why doesn't
it just
save the changes and not tell me? It is so that if some nasty third
party
utility tries to make changes to Word without your knowledge, the
prompt
warns you of the changes.

You can find loads more information on Templates at the site in my
signature
block below.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/


"Dudley Henriques" wrote in message
...
: Hi; I have a newbie question please;
:
: I have created a simple document that requires changes from time to
: time....a word here and there....a sentence change...that kind of
thing.
: I have this document saved as a word document in "my documents".
: What's puzzling me is this; when I open this document to make a
change,
: sometimes it just opens and allows me to make the change without
: creating a "normal" document , then when I close it, closes normally
: saving the changes I made. But sometimes I get an intercept when I
close
: the document telling me about a document called "normal" which has
been
: created, I assume as a function of word having to do with the
changes or
: editing I'm doing.
:
: What I need to know is why I'm getting this "normal" document only
part
: of the time and not all the time if it's creation is required by
word
: when I'm editing this document. Also, I'm being asked something when
: closing this "normal document" about changes being saved in it that
I
: don't quite understand .
: Many thanks if someone can either bring me up to speed on this or
point
: me to a link where I can understand this better.
: I'm fairly sure a link however, wouldn't answer the question about
the
: intermittent creation of this "normal" document, which is what's so
: puzzling. If it did it every time, I could understand it better I
think,
: but it's apparently only being created under certain circumstances,
and
: I can't figure out what these circumstances are :-)
: Thank you very much
: Dudley
:
:




  #5  
Old January 9th 05, 08:38 PM
Dudley Henriques
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Default

Thank you. I'm checking it out today.
DH
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
See http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/P...cle.asp?ID=151
for an
explanation of Normal.dot and
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...514521033.aspx for
more
information about the save prompt.

--
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.

"Dudley Henriques" wrote in message
...
Hi; I have a newbie question please;

I have created a simple document that requires changes from time to
time....a word here and there....a sentence change...that kind of
thing.
I have this document saved as a word document in "my documents".
What's puzzling me is this; when I open this document to make a
change,
sometimes it just opens and allows me to make the change without
creating a "normal" document , then when I close it, closes normally
saving the changes I made. But sometimes I get an intercept when I
close
the document telling me about a document called "normal" which has
been
created, I assume as a function of word having to do with the changes
or
editing I'm doing.

What I need to know is why I'm getting this "normal" document only
part
of the time and not all the time if it's creation is required by word
when I'm editing this document. Also, I'm being asked something when
closing this "normal document" about changes being saved in it that I
don't quite understand .
Many thanks if someone can either bring me up to speed on this or
point
me to a link where I can understand this better.
I'm fairly sure a link however, wouldn't answer the question about
the
intermittent creation of this "normal" document, which is what's so
puzzling. If it did it every time, I could understand it better I
think,
but it's apparently only being created under certain circumstances,
and
I can't figure out what these circumstances are :-)
Thank you very much
Dudley





 




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