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I have several templates. When I create a new document, Word (2007)
gives it a temporary name, like Document3.

When I save the document for the first time, I get the Save As panel
and Word fills in some name in the File Name field.

How does Word (2007) decide what to use as default name?

It seems like every template has a different default. Some of them are
puzzling.

One always uses the name "Change.docx".

Another always uses "Lunch with Bob.docx".

Still another usesd "January 31.docx".

Is there some way that I can control what the default name is in some
template setting?

And what about the "Save in" field? Can I set a default location where
new files from a particular template will get saved.
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I can't speak to Word 2007 specifically, but in all previous versions of
Word, the naming convention is as follows:

1. If there is content in the Title field of the document properties, this
will be offered as the file name. If there is content and you haven't
specifically put it there, it is coming from the template; if you don't want
this content, open the template for editing and delete the content of the
Title property.

2. If the Title is blank, Word will suggest the first text string in the
document, from the beginning to the first punctuation mark, line break, or
paragraph break. In letters this is often a date.

From your description, it would appear that your templates have been created
from documents that had Title content and so inherited it. If you don't want
this filename suggested all the time, open the template and delete the
Title.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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I have several templates. When I create a new document, Word (2007)
gives it a temporary name, like Document3.

When I save the document for the first time, I get the Save As panel
and Word fills in some name in the File Name field.

How does Word (2007) decide what to use as default name?

It seems like every template has a different default. Some of them are
puzzling.

One always uses the name "Change.docx".

Another always uses "Lunch with Bob.docx".

Still another usesd "January 31.docx".

Is there some way that I can control what the default name is in some
template setting?

And what about the "Save in" field? Can I set a default location where
new files from a particular template will get saved.



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On Tue, 27 May 2008 11:48:21 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

I can't speak to Word 2007 specifically, but in all previous versions of
Word, the naming convention is as follows:

1. If there is content in the Title field of the document properties, this
will be offered as the file name. If there is content and you haven't
specifically put it there, it is coming from the template; if you don't want
this content, open the template for editing and delete the content of the
Title property.

2. If the Title is blank, Word will suggest the first text string in the
document, from the beginning to the first punctuation mark, line break, or
paragraph break. In letters this is often a date.

From your description, it would appear that your templates have been created
from documents that had Title content and so inherited it. If you don't want
this filename suggested all the time, open the template and delete the
Title.


And where have they hidden the Title property in 2007?

I knew where to find it in 2000.
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Ah, right. I forgot that this is so friggin hard to get to in 2007. I've
added a button to the QAT for direct access, so I have to figure it out from
scratch every time. First you have to display the Developer tab. If you
haven't already done that, you do it by checking "Show Developer tab in the
Ribbon" in Office Button | Word Options | Popular. Then, on the Developer
tab, click Document Panel. I don't consider the Document Panel a substitute
for the Document Properties dialog but at least you can get to that dialog
by clicking Document Properties on the Document Panel and clicking Advanced
Properties... (question: since the menu has only one selection, why don't
you get to the dialog just by clicking the button?).

If you'll be using the Properties dialog often, do yourself a favor and add
a button to the QAT. The one you want is Advanced Document Properties under
All Commands in the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dialog.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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On Tue, 27 May 2008 11:48:21 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

I can't speak to Word 2007 specifically, but in all previous versions of
Word, the naming convention is as follows:

1. If there is content in the Title field of the document properties, this
will be offered as the file name. If there is content and you haven't
specifically put it there, it is coming from the template; if you don't
want
this content, open the template for editing and delete the content of the
Title property.

2. If the Title is blank, Word will suggest the first text string in the
document, from the beginning to the first punctuation mark, line break, or
paragraph break. In letters this is often a date.

From your description, it would appear that your templates have been
created
from documents that had Title content and so inherited it. If you don't
want
this filename suggested all the time, open the template and delete the
Title.


And where have they hidden the Title property in 2007?

I knew where to find it in 2000.



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On Tue, 27 May 2008 12:52:03 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

Ah, right. I forgot that this is so friggin hard to get to in 2007. I've
added a button to the QAT for direct access, so I have to figure it out from
scratch every time. First you have to display the Developer tab. If you
haven't already done that, you do it by checking "Show Developer tab in the
Ribbon" in Office Button | Word Options | Popular.


I have the Developer Tab displayed.

Then, on the Developer
tab, click Document Panel.


Uh-oh. No Document Panel button/option.

I have the document full screen so I can see everything that's
available.

I have 5 section: Code, Controls, XMP, Protect, & Templates.

The Code section has a bunch of buttons for VB & macros.

The Controls section has a bunch of Controls on the left. On the right
side there is a Properties button, but I think it is about control
properties and it is greyed out anyway.

The XML section has Structure, Schema, Transformation (greyed out),
and Expansion Packs.

The Protect section has just Protect Document.

The Templates section has just Document Templates.

No Document Panel.

Now what?

I don't consider the Document Panel a substitute
for the Document Properties dialog but at least you can get to that dialog
by clicking Document Properties on the Document Panel and clicking Advanced
Properties... (question: since the menu has only one selection, why don't
you get to the dialog just by clicking the button?).

If you'll be using the Properties dialog often, do yourself a favor and add
a button to the QAT. The one you want is Advanced Document Properties under
All Commands in the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dialog.



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From another direction: Office Button Prepare Properties

But the Document Panel button should be one of two in the Templates group
you mentioned in this reply... At least that's where it is here, and I don't
recall having done anything to add it beyond activating the Developer Tab.

HTH |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



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"Three Lefts" wrote:

On Tue, 27 May 2008 12:52:03 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:

Ah, right. I forgot that this is so friggin hard to get to in 2007. I've
added a button to the QAT for direct access, so I have to figure it out from
scratch every time. First you have to display the Developer tab. If you
haven't already done that, you do it by checking "Show Developer tab in the
Ribbon" in Office Button | Word Options | Popular.


I have the Developer Tab displayed.

Then, on the Developer
tab, click Document Panel.


Uh-oh. No Document Panel button/option.

I have the document full screen so I can see everything that's
available.

I have 5 section: Code, Controls, XMP, Protect, & Templates.

The Code section has a bunch of buttons for VB & macros.

The Controls section has a bunch of Controls on the left. On the right
side there is a Properties button, but I think it is about control
properties and it is greyed out anyway.

The XML section has Structure, Schema, Transformation (greyed out),
and Expansion Packs.

The Protect section has just Protect Document.

The Templates section has just Document Templates.

No Document Panel.

Now what?

I don't consider the Document Panel a substitute
for the Document Properties dialog but at least you can get to that dialog
by clicking Document Properties on the Document Panel and clicking Advanced
Properties... (question: since the menu has only one selection, why don't
you get to the dialog just by clicking the button?).

If you'll be using the Properties dialog often, do yourself a favor and add
a button to the QAT. The one you want is Advanced Document Properties under
All Commands in the Customize Quick Access Toolbar dialog.


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