Did you try the compatibility tab?
Did you quit Word, delete that old NORMAL.DOT file and try again?
Just when I thought I had the unauthorized conversion of my .doc files to "read only" under control, ANOTHER problem appears to have reared its hideous head!
Unexpectedly, my Microsoft Word application window contained 8 minimized doc files all named "Document 1". "What are these?" I ask myself and click on the "File" menu, drop down and click "Properties". The general tab of the "Properties" dialogue box indicates "unknown", and no information is given. The "Summary" tab describes a "normal.dot" template and the "Statistics" tab shows a multiple revision number.
Since these particular files are related by the name of a client in the title, I run a "search" and discover that there are 55 related files which, now, appear as "internet shortcut" files with a new IE icon in the first column. The next column entitled "In Folder" shows all files located in "My Computer" and no other details are shown in the remaining columns ("size", "type", and "date modified").
When I highlight the name of this "internet short cut" file, and right-click the mouse for properties, or obtain the properties box from the File menu in the border at the top of the search window, and click "Properties" the Properties box under the "general" tab (There is only one tab for the box)indicates that type file as an "Internet Shortcut" and shows an "Internet Address" which is encoded by using the regular .doc name of file and printing "%20" in lieu of the space between the words in the name of the file!
I've never seen, or used any of these files before. What are they?
The next thing that I notice is that almost every one of normal ".doc" files has one exact duplicate in every detail listed? Where did these come from?
Am I being invaded, infected, intimidated, or what?
Can anyone explain what's going on, here? ...and why?
...or is it that my Office 97 Pro software is just corrupted and it's time to go shopping?
Thanks for your assistance.