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PT
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I open a
new document (File | New), it has the following features, which I'd like to
eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several unwanted toolbars appear on
the top of the screen.

Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).

1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named normal1.dot, in
the same folder as the original normal.dot.
4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder, deleted
normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again

No change from the original.

What have i missed?

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PT

Graham Mayor
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
With respect to the taskpane - see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/ShowTaskPane.htm
As for the unwanted toolbars, you may have to force them off with autonew
and autoopen macros containing the line

CommandBars("Toolbar Name").Visible = False

where 'toolbar name' is the toolbar you want to switch off.

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PT wrote:
> I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I
> open a new document (File | New), it has the following features,
> which I'd like to eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several
> unwanted toolbars appear on the top of the screen.
>
> Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).
>
> 1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
> 2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
> 3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named
> normal1.dot, in the same folder as the original normal.dot.
> 4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder,
> deleted normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
> 5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again
>
> No change from the original.
>
> What have i missed?

Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
I added a button to my own standard toolbar to give me the old File > New
dialog without the task pane. It runs the Word command FileNewDialog.

--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
news:uiEbMvEWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I open a
> new document (File | New), it has the following features, which I'd like
> to
> eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several unwanted toolbars appear
> on
> the top of the screen.
>
> Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).
>
> 1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
> 2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
> 3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named normal1.dot, in
> the same folder as the original normal.dot.
> 4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder, deleted
> normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
> 5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again
>
> No change from the original.
>
> What have i missed?
>
> --
> PT
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Same here.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
message news:%23uis5tjWFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I added a button to my own standard toolbar to give me the old File > New
> dialog without the task pane. It runs the Word command FileNewDialog.
>
> --
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
> news:uiEbMvEWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I open
a
> > new document (File | New), it has the following features, which I'd like
> > to
> > eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several unwanted toolbars
appear
> > on
> > the top of the screen.
> >
> > Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).
> >
> > 1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
> > 2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
> > 3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named normal1.dot,
in
> > the same folder as the original normal.dot.
> > 4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder, deleted
> > normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
> > 5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again
> >
> > No change from the original.
> >
> > What have i missed?
> >
> > --
> > PT
> >
> >
>
>

Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
I suspect I did it upon your advice. <g>
--
Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OehTSOkWFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Same here.
>
> --
> 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.
>
> "Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
> message news:%23uis5tjWFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> I added a button to my own standard toolbar to give me the old File > New
>> dialog without the task pane. It runs the Word command FileNewDialog.
>>
>> --
>> Charles Kenyon
>>
>> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>>
>> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
>> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>>
>> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
>> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
>> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
>> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
>> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>>
>> "PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
>> news:uiEbMvEWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I
>> > open
> a
>> > new document (File | New), it has the following features, which I'd
>> > like
>> > to
>> > eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several unwanted toolbars
> appear
>> > on
>> > the top of the screen.
>> >
>> > Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).
>> >
>> > 1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
>> > 2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
>> > 3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named normal1.dot,
> in
>> > the same folder as the original normal.dot.
>> > 4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder,
>> > deleted
>> > normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
>> > 5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again
>> >
>> > No change from the original.
>> >
>> > What have i missed?
>> >
>> > --
>> > PT
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Well, somebody told me how to do it!

--
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.

"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
message news:uAsziVkWFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I suspect I did it upon your advice. <g>
> --
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OehTSOkWFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Same here.
> >
> > --
> > 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.
> >
> > "Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
> > message news:%23uis5tjWFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> I added a button to my own standard toolbar to give me the old File >
New
> >> dialog without the task pane. It runs the Word command FileNewDialog.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Charles Kenyon
> >>
> >> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> >>
> >> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> >> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> >>
> >> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> >> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> >> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> >> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> >> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> >>
> >> "PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
> >> news:uiEbMvEWFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > I've taken over someone's old machine which uses Word 2003. When I
> >> > open
> > a
> >> > new document (File | New), it has the following features, which I'd
> >> > like
> >> > to
> >> > eliminate: the Task Pane is active, and several unwanted toolbars
> > appear
> >> > on
> >> > the top of the screen.
> >> >
> >> > Here's what I tried (unsuccessfully).
> >> >
> >> > 1. I opened a new doc using File | New.
> >> > 2. On the new doc, I closed out the unwanted task pane and toolbars.
> >> > 3. I saved the resulting doc as a template, which I named
normal1.dot,
> > in
> >> > the same folder as the original normal.dot.
> >> > 4. I used Windows Explorer to navigate to the Templates folder,
> >> > deleted
> >> > normal.dot, and renamed normal1.dot as normal.dot
> >> > 5. I reopened Word and tried File | New again
> >> >
> >> > No change from the original.
> >> >
> >> > What have i missed?
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > PT
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>

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07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
"Graham Mayor" <gmayor@DELETECAPSmvps.org> wrote in
message news:erdZIQFWFHA.132@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> With respect to the taskpane - see
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/ShowTaskPane.htm
> As for the unwanted toolbars, you may have to force
> them off with autonew
> and autoopen macros containing the line
>
> CommandBars("Toolbar Name").Visible = False
>
> where 'toolbar name' is the toolbar you want to
> switch off.

Is that a Word 2k3 specific? Just curious; I've used
Word from day one and never remember that happening.
Have Word 2k2 now.
Or maybe I misunderstand something; but I -think- I
understand the OP.

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