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SAVING AS...INTENDED!

by alanrich / June 11, 2005 7:59 PM PDT

Using Word XP: when saving a document for the first time the usual 'save as' dialog box opens. The default title used to be the first words of the document that I was saving. Something happened and now this is no longer the case.

Instead I have a default title of one of my old documents that ALWAYS appears in the title area when I save a new document. Same old unwanted title, every time.

I want to change this to how it used to be, eg that the default title is the first few words of the unsaved document. Thanks. AR.

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(NT) (NT) Try the Word cure-all: delete normal.dot
by Kees Bakker / June 12, 2005 4:22 AM PDT
In reply to: SAVING AS...INTENDED!
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WHICH SETTINGS ARE LOST?
by alanrich / June 28, 2005 10:26 AM PDT

Thanks for coming along with a solution! I had decided to just re-load the program but by replacing normal.dot I was able to save more of my settings I presume. Good tip.

Do you know of any place that I can view a list of what types of settings I lose when I delete normal.dot? I seem to have retained my custom dictionaries. My formatting settings were lost. Fortunately I had an ?old? normal template file in my backups that I re-loaded once I realised that the default normal.dot had lost those settings.

Does anyone know what other types of settings are lost when normal.dot is erased? Thanks. Alan.

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Not much. Read what...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2005 10:29 AM PDT

"Document Templates" or .DOT files do. The normal.dot just holds a default set of document settings. It's a bug we all wonder why it's still there after more than a decade.

Bob

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