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When I open any word document the title of the document is changing to
"Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of the window
should be "request form". But my Word window title is changing to "Document1"
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I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows Explorer instead
of Word and that the file associations have been damaged so that the default
action for documents is New instead of Open. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm for instructions on
reregistering Word to reset the file associations. If this is not the
answer, then you may have a virus that is causing Word to save all files as
templates instead of documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is changing to
"Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of the

window
should be "request form". But my Word window title is changing to

"Document1"

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Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't work.
Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows Explorer instead
of Word and that the file associations have been damaged so that the default
action for documents is New instead of Open. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm for instructions on
reregistering Word to reset the file associations. If this is not the
answer, then you may have a virus that is causing Word to save all files as
templates instead of documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is changing to
"Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of the

window
should be "request form". But my Word window title is changing to

"Document1"


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Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or word 95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then minimize
the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the file.
The first word document window gets restored when the second document gets
opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't work.
Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows Explorer instead
of Word and that the file associations have been damaged so that the default
action for documents is New instead of Open. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm for instructions on
reregistering Word to reset the file associations. If this is not the
answer, then you may have a virus that is causing Word to save all files as
templates instead of documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is changing to
"Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of the

window
should be "request form". But my Word window title is changing to

"Document1"


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Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the taskbar
facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour couldn't occur. To make
Word behave like the older versions - tools options view uncheck
Windows in taskbar.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or word
95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the file.
The first word document window gets restored when the second document
gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't work.
Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have been
damaged so that the default action for documents is New instead of
Open. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm
for instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a virus
that is causing Word to save all files as templates instead of
documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of
the window should be "request form". But my Word window title is
changing to "Document1"





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If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one single
window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000. Where you
open each word file in a separate window and minimize it. In Office 2003 when
I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the taskbar
facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour couldn't occur. To make
Word behave like the older versions - tools options view uncheck
Windows in taskbar.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or word
95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the file.
The first word document window gets restored when the second document
gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't work.
Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have been
damaged so that the default action for documents is New instead of
Open. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm
for instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a virus
that is causing Word to save all files as templates instead of
documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of
the window should be "request form". But my Word window title is
changing to "Document1"




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The Windows in taskbar option was introduced with Word XP (2002). It was not
present in Word 2000. If you had separate Word windows open in Word 2000,
they were separate independent instances of Word. Word 2000 operated like
Word 2003 with the taskbar option unchecked. The separate windows in Word
2003 are part of the same instance of Word and behave like you have
described.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one
single window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000. Where
you open each word file in a separate window and minimize it. In
Office 2003 when I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the taskbar
facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour couldn't occur.
To make Word behave like the older versions - tools options view
uncheck Windows in taskbar.


--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or
word 95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the
file. The first word document window gets restored when the second
document gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't
work. Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have been
damaged so that the default action for documents is New instead of
Open. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm
for instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a virus
that is causing Word to save all files as templates instead of
documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of
the window should be "request form". But my Word window title is
changing to "Document1"



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The separate windows in Word 2000 were *not* separate instances of Word.
Quoting from a MS training doc:

"Other Office 2000 applications (Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint)
handle SDI slightly different [sic] than Word 2000. They utilize a modified
version of SDI. Documents are trapped in an MDI frame, but are listed in the
task bar individually. You can ALT + TAB through the documents."

"SDI cannot be disabled in Word 2000 because it is the basis for the Word
2000 application and uses 'true' SDI. However, other Office applications
that do not utilize 'true' SDI can disable it by removing the checkmark next
to the option Windows in Taskbar."

--
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.

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
The Windows in taskbar option was introduced with Word XP (2002). It was

not
present in Word 2000. If you had separate Word windows open in Word 2000,
they were separate independent instances of Word. Word 2000 operated like
Word 2003 with the taskbar option unchecked. The separate windows in Word
2003 are part of the same instance of Word and behave like you have
described.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one
single window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000. Where
you open each word file in a separate window and minimize it. In
Office 2003 when I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the taskbar
facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour couldn't occur.
To make Word behave like the older versions - tools options view
uncheck Windows in taskbar.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or
word 95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the
file. The first word document window gets restored when the second
document gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't
work. Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have been
damaged so that the default action for documents is New instead of
Open. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm
for instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a virus
that is causing Word to save all files as templates instead of
documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title of
the window should be "request form". But my Word window title is
changing to "Document1"




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It's been a long year

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
The separate windows in Word 2000 were *not* separate instances of
Word. Quoting from a MS training doc:

"Other Office 2000 applications (Microsoft Access, Excel and
PowerPoint) handle SDI slightly different [sic] than Word 2000. They
utilize a modified version of SDI. Documents are trapped in an MDI
frame, but are listed in the task bar individually. You can ALT + TAB
through the documents."

"SDI cannot be disabled in Word 2000 because it is the basis for the
Word 2000 application and uses 'true' SDI. However, other Office
applications that do not utilize 'true' SDI can disable it by
removing the checkmark next to the option Windows in Taskbar."


"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
The Windows in taskbar option was introduced with Word XP (2002). It
was not present in Word 2000. If you had separate Word windows open
in Word 2000, they were separate independent instances of Word. Word
2000 operated like Word 2003 with the taskbar option unchecked. The
separate windows in Word 2003 are part of the same instance of Word
and behave like you have described.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one
single window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000.
Where you open each word file in a separate window and minimize it.
In Office 2003 when I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the
taskbar facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour
couldn't occur. To make Word behave like the older versions -
tools options view
uncheck Windows in taskbar.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or
word 95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the
file. The first word document window gets restored when the second
document gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't
work. Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have
been damaged so that the default action for documents is New
instead of Open. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm for
instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a
virus that is causing Word to save all files as templates
instead of documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title
of the window should be "request form". But my Word window
title is changing to "Document1"



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Well, it's been several years since any of us used Word 2000, I suspect. I
never used it at all and would never have been able to support it if not for
the training docs MS sent us before it launched.

--
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.

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
It's been a long year

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
The separate windows in Word 2000 were *not* separate instances of
Word. Quoting from a MS training doc:

"Other Office 2000 applications (Microsoft Access, Excel and
PowerPoint) handle SDI slightly different [sic] than Word 2000. They
utilize a modified version of SDI. Documents are trapped in an MDI
frame, but are listed in the task bar individually. You can ALT + TAB
through the documents."

"SDI cannot be disabled in Word 2000 because it is the basis for the
Word 2000 application and uses 'true' SDI. However, other Office
applications that do not utilize 'true' SDI can disable it by
removing the checkmark next to the option Windows in Taskbar."


"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
The Windows in taskbar option was introduced with Word XP (2002). It
was not present in Word 2000. If you had separate Word windows open
in Word 2000, they were separate independent instances of Word. Word
2000 operated like Word 2003 with the taskbar option unchecked. The
separate windows in Word 2003 are part of the same instance of Word
and behave like you have described.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one
single window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000.
Where you open each word file in a separate window and minimize it.
In Office 2003 when I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Those older versions of Word did not have the Windows in the
taskbar facility of Word 2002/3, so that (normal) behaviour
couldn't occur. To make Word behave like the older versions -
tools options view
uncheck Windows in taskbar.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


gbp wrote:
Suzanne
Now I have a new problem , which I never had in Office 2000 , or
word 95 /
97...
I open a first document a.doc by double clicking the file , then
minimize the window.
After that I open a second document b.doc by double clicking the
file. The first word document window gets restored when the second
document gets opened.
This is a strange behaviour that I never saw.
Do you know the solution ?
Really appreciates your help.

"gbp" wrote:

Thanks Suzanne,
I tried to fix it from the explorer folder options , it didn't
work. Then I tried your winword /r command to register the word.
Now the title shows the file name.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

I suspect that you are opening these documents from Windows
Explorer instead of Word and that the file associations have
been damaged so that the default action for documents is New
instead of Open. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/ReRegisterWord.htm for
instructions on reregistering Word to reset the file
associations. If this is not the answer, then you may have a
virus that is causing Word to save all files as templates
instead of documents.

--
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.

"gbp" wrote in message
...
When I open any word document the title of the document is
changing to "Document1" instead of the file name.
Can anyone help me with this issue for Office 2003.

Detailed Problem

If you open a document called "request form.doc" , the title
of the window should be "request form". But my Word window
title is changing to "Document1"






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Hmmm. I haven't used Word 2000 since, oh, yesterday g.

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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message ...
Well, it's been several years since any of us used Word 2000, I suspect. I
never used it at all and would never have been able to support it if not for
the training docs MS sent us before it launched.

--
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--
Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*


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Hi GBP,

I'm not entirely clear if you're still also using Word 2000 or only Word 2003 at this point. You can add the 2003 behavior to Word
2000 through the use of an add in
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/SDIMDI.htm

In Word 2003 on Windows XP you have a couple of options. If you want only a single Word 'icon' on the Windows Taskbar even with the
'Windows in Taskbar option' turned on in Word 2003 you can 'hide' the separate icons, (actually group them) by setting the taskbar
options for Windows XP (right click on the 'Start button' and choose properties), or with the 'Windows in Taskbar' option turned off
you can use the Word Windows menu to switch between open documents, and each document has its own minimize/restore icon set within
the single Word 'frame' (pretty much the same as Word 97 at that point).

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If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one single
window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000. Where you
open each word file in a separate window and minimize it. In Office 2003 when
I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
http://microsoft.com/events/series/a...andtricks.mspx



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Bob, Suzanne,Graham,
Thanks for your responses.
I have been using the word 2000 untill three months back :-).
Now I have 2003.
Your solution is helpful but I am afraid I failed to explain the issue.

I open three documents by double clicking them .
Then I minimize all of them.
Now I open a fourth word document by double clicking it.

Here are three things that I expect as result of that action

1. I expect the document to be open in its own window.
2. I also expect this window to be active window.
3. Finally I expect all the other three minimized ones to stay minimized.

The first two are as expected but the third one is not.
While opening the fourth document the word is restoring the third document
window
then it is invoking another window with fourth one.

Put it simply I see that both the third and fourth ones restored back to the
desktop.
And fourth one is being the active one.

I suspect that the file association has a role in this.
I fixed the issue by following Suzanne's help ( bur running winword /r).
Now the file association's are back.

The word for some reason invokes the last minimized one then opens the
current one.

What should be the default action ?
Is it "New " or "Open"


Is this the right action for Open
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE" /n /dde

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi GBP,

I'm not entirely clear if you're still also using Word 2000 or only Word 2003 at this point. You can add the 2003 behavior to Word
2000 through the use of an add in
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/SDIMDI.htm

In Word 2003 on Windows XP you have a couple of options. If you want only a single Word 'icon' on the Windows Taskbar even with the
'Windows in Taskbar option' turned on in Word 2003 you can 'hide' the separate icons, (actually group them) by setting the taskbar
options for Windows XP (right click on the 'Start button' and choose properties), or with the 'Windows in Taskbar' option turned off
you can use the Word Windows menu to switch between open documents, and each document has its own minimize/restore icon set within
the single Word 'frame' (pretty much the same as Word 97 at that point).

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" wrote in message ...
If I uncheck "windows in the taskbar" all the windows open in one single
window.
I would like to keep that option. I am refering to Office 2000. Where you
open each word file in a separate window and minimize it. In Office 2003 when
I open a document the following is happening
1.it restores a minimized word document
2.then invokes a new word window
3.the document is openend in the new word window.
4. Now I have two word documents that are visible on the desktop.

I wanted only the second one to be on my screen.
Is there a work around
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

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