File - New; Word 2002



Cindy
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Hi Gang:
I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes of
improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to support our
computer users.
The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will Open
the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the Templates
window.
When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task pane,
and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are talking
about.
Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book, made
some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
Thanks
Cindy

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was evidently
written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word 2002.
File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But yes,
you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog command.
For more on this, see
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm

--
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.

"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> Hi Gang:
> I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes of
> improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to support
our
> computer users.
> The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will Open
> the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the Templates
> window.
> When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
pane,
> and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
talking
> about.
> Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book, made
> some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> Thanks
> Cindy

Cindy
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly reworked
book.
And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I am
very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was evidently
> written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word 2002.
> File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But yes,
> you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog command.
> For more on this, see
> http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
>
> --
> 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.
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Gang:
> > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes of
> > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to support
> our
> > computer users.
> > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will Open
> > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the Templates
> > window.
> > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
> pane,
> > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
> talking
> > about.
> > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book, made
> > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> > Thanks
> > Cindy
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
I can't imagine any legal restrictions that prevent reviewing books. Though,
if I had to guess, based on recent performance, I would suggest that the
authors might be those who publish well-known online newsletters about
Office. <g>

--
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.

"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
> sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
> found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly reworked
> book.
> And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
am
> very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
evidently
> > written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
2002.
> > File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
yes,
> > you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
command.
> > For more on this, see
> > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
> >
> > --
> > 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.
> >
> > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi Gang:
> > > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
of
> > > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
support
> > our
> > > computer users.
> > > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
Open
> > > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
Templates
> > > window.
> > > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
> > pane,
> > > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
> > talking
> > > about.
> > > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> > > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
made
> > > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> > > Thanks
> > > Cindy
> >
> >

JohnR
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
But I'll bet if you bring that book back to the store & complain loudly
enough, you'll get your money back!!! Which you can bet that I'd do.
John


"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
> sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
> found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly reworked
> book.
> And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
> am
> very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
>> evidently
>> written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word 2002.
>> File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
>> yes,
>> you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
>> command.
>> For more on this, see
>> http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
>>
>> --
>> 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.
>>
>> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi Gang:
>> > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes of
>> > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
>> > support
>> our
>> > computer users.
>> > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
>> > Open
>> > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the Templates
>> > window.
>> > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
>> pane,
>> > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
>> talking
>> > about.
>> > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
>> > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
>> > made
>> > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
>> > Thanks
>> > Cindy
>>
>>

TF
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Cindy

I don't care about litigation!

If it was Special Edition - Using Microsoft Office XP then I agree with
Suzanne. It was probably the MOST disappointing book I have read from the
authors and I am loathe to buy anything from them again. As Suzanne as
suggests, it was a badly reworked version of their book. It was rushed out
to print, is full of inaccuracies and just doesn't flow.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
: Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
: sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
: found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly reworked
: book.
: And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
am
: very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
:
: "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
:
: > Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
evidently
: > written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
2002.
: > File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
yes,
: > you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
command.
: > For more on this, see
: > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
: >
: > --
: > 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.
: >
: > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
: > news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
: > > Hi Gang:
: > > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
of
: > > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
support
: > our
: > > computer users.
: > > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
Open
: > > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
Templates
: > > window.
: > > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
: > pane,
: > > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
: > talking
: > > about.
: > > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
: > > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
made
: > > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
: > > Thanks
: > > Cindy
: >
: >

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
That's what I was thinking. There are too many good books out there to waste
money on poor ones.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"JohnR" <onejm@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:l92dnf1aVL37sD7fRVn-3g@comcast.com...
> But I'll bet if you bring that book back to the store & complain loudly
> enough, you'll get your money back!!! Which you can bet that I'd do.
> John
>
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
>> Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
>> sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
>> found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly
>> reworked
>> book.
>> And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
>> am
>> very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
>>
>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>>
>>> Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
>>> evidently
>>> written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
>>> 2002.
>>> File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
>>> yes,
>>> you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
>>> command.
>>> For more on this, see
>>> http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
>>>
>>> --
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
>>> > Hi Gang:
>>> > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
>>> > of
>>> > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
>>> > support
>>> our
>>> > computer users.
>>> > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
>>> > Open
>>> > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
>>> > Templates
>>> > window.
>>> > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document task
>>> pane,
>>> > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
>>> talking
>>> > about.
>>> > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
>>> > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
>>> > made
>>> > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
>>> > Thanks
>>> > Cindy
>>>
>>>
>
>

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Yikes - I have the Office 2003 version!

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"TF" <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote in message
news:OCktsGfaFHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Cindy
>
> I don't care about litigation!
>
> If it was Special Edition - Using Microsoft Office XP then I agree with
> Suzanne. It was probably the MOST disappointing book I have read from the
> authors and I am loathe to buy anything from them again. As Suzanne as
> suggests, it was a badly reworked version of their book. It was rushed out
> to print, is full of inaccuracies and just doesn't flow.
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - Word MVP
> http://word.mvps.org/
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
> : Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
> : sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
> : found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly
> reworked
> : book.
> : And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
> am
> : very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
> :
> : "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> :
> : > Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
> evidently
> : > written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
> 2002.
> : > File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
> yes,
> : > you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
> command.
> : > For more on this, see
> : > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
> : >
> : > --
> : > 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.
> : >
> : > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> : > > Hi Gang:
> : > > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
> of
> : > > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
> support
> : > our
> : > > computer users.
> : > > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
> Open
> : > > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
> Templates
> : > > window.
> : > > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document
> task
> : > pane,
> : > > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
> : > talking
> : > > about.
> : > > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> : > > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
> made
> : > > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> : > > Thanks
> : > > Cindy
> : >
> : >
>
>

JohnR
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
This book in Soft cover sells for $5 on amazon. Brand new

John


"TF" <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote in message
news:OCktsGfaFHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Cindy
>
> I don't care about litigation!
>
> If it was Special Edition - Using Microsoft Office XP then I agree with
> Suzanne. It was probably the MOST disappointing book I have read from the
> authors and I am loathe to buy anything from them again. As Suzanne as
> suggests, it was a badly reworked version of their book. It was rushed out
> to print, is full of inaccuracies and just doesn't flow.
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - Word MVP
> http://word.mvps.org/
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
> : Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
> : sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
> : found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly
> reworked
> : book.
> : And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
> am
> : very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
> :
> : "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> :
> : > Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
> evidently
> : > written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
> 2002.
> : > File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
> yes,
> : > you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
> command.
> : > For more on this, see
> : > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
> : >
> : > --
> : > 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.
> : >
> : > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> : > > Hi Gang:
> : > > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
> of
> : > > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
> support
> : > our
> : > > computer users.
> : > > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
> Open
> : > > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
> Templates
> : > > window.
> : > > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document
> task
> : > pane,
> : > > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
> : > talking
> : > > about.
> : > > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> : > > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
> made
> : > > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> : > > Thanks
> : > > Cindy
> : >
> : >
>
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Yeah, I actually bought that one and was quite disappointed, but in fact I
just checked and page 476 says, "Choose File, New, click General
Templates..." So I guess it's not the culprit, but Special Edition - Using
Word 2002 still could be!

--
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.

"TF" <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote in message
news:OCktsGfaFHA.3728@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Cindy
>
> I don't care about litigation!
>
> If it was Special Edition - Using Microsoft Office XP then I agree with
> Suzanne. It was probably the MOST disappointing book I have read from the
> authors and I am loathe to buy anything from them again. As Suzanne as
> suggests, it was a badly reworked version of their book. It was rushed out
> to print, is full of inaccuracies and just doesn't flow.
>
> --
> Terry Farrell - Word MVP
> http://word.mvps.org/
>
> "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:582A93F9-9853-43C7-A5C6-E2B230962538@microsoft.com...
> : Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain my
> : sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further, I have
> : found more references that lead me to believe it is just a poorly
reworked
> : book.
> : And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law firm, I
> am
> : very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.
> :
> : "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> :
> : > Your latter guess is undoubtedly correct: the book you bought was
> evidently
> : > written for Word 2000 and earlier and not properly updated for Word
> 2002.
> : > File | New in Word 2002 does *not* open the New dialog by default. But
> yes,
> : > you can customize it to do this by substituting the FileNewDialog
> command.
> : > For more on this, see
> : > http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/CustomizingWord2002.htm
> : >
> : > --
> : > 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.
> : >
> : > "Cindy" <Cindy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> : > news:437EAF78-E2AA-4ADD-939A-30A14A7BFA2E@microsoft.com...
> : > > Hi Gang:
> : > > I recently bought a rather expensive book on Word 2002, in the hopes
> of
> : > > improving my skills, given the fact that I have been directed to
> support
> : > our
> : > > computer users.
> : > > The book states that when you choose New from the File menu, it will
> Open
> : > > the New dialog box on the General tab. I assume this is the
> Templates
> : > > window.
> : > > When I perform this activity, File, New displays the New Document
task
> : > pane,
> : > > and I need to click General Templates to get to the screen they are
> : > talking
> : > > about.
> : > > Is there a setting somewhere, outside of the registry to change this
> : > > behaviour? Or is the author incorrect and just took a Word 97 book,
> made
> : > > some changes to it and passed it off as brand new work?
> : > > Thanks
> : > > Cindy
> : >
> : >
>
>

Amedee Van Gasse
07-09-2005, 11:02 PM
Cindy shared this with us in microsoft.public.word.newusers:

> Thank you Suzanne, for confirming my thoughts and helping me maintain
> my sanity under somewhat trying circumstances. Having read further,
> I have found more references that lead me to believe it is just a
> poorly reworked book.
> And I would mention whose book it is, but since I work for a law
> firm, I am very well aware of potential litigation, sorry folks.

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