How To Get Rid Of Smart Tags Permanently, Forever And Ever, Amen.....



Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I had no problem with Smart Tags until I moved over to a "new"
computer about a month ago. The new computer has Win XP, Service Pack
2. I would like to blame SP2 for what is happening, but I don't
really know if that's my problem.

No matter what I do, I cannot get rid of the wretched Smart Tags. I
have replaced my Normal.dot template time after time after time (I am
familiar with backing up the normal template and acl files, etc.), and
after every couple of computer reboots, the damned Smart Tags come
back and I have to start all over again. I have changed every single
Smart Tag possibility in Tools/Options/Save/AutoCorrect/AutoFormat,
etc over and over and over, and they still keep coming back.

It's beginning to make me crazy and I'm hoping someone may have an
answer as to why it keeps coming back and taking over my Normal.dot
again.

Thanks for any help.

Bright Spark

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Are you getting documents from others? Smart tags can be saved in specific
documents even if you have them disabled in your setup.

--
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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:5p7pb1l7siipin7mnirchid3v8l1pa1dq1@4ax.com...
> I had no problem with Smart Tags until I moved over to a "new"
> computer about a month ago. The new computer has Win XP, Service Pack
> 2. I would like to blame SP2 for what is happening, but I don't
> really know if that's my problem.
>
> No matter what I do, I cannot get rid of the wretched Smart Tags. I
> have replaced my Normal.dot template time after time after time (I am
> familiar with backing up the normal template and acl files, etc.), and
> after every couple of computer reboots, the damned Smart Tags come
> back and I have to start all over again. I have changed every single
> Smart Tag possibility in Tools/Options/Save/AutoCorrect/AutoFormat,
> etc over and over and over, and they still keep coming back.
>
> It's beginning to make me crazy and I'm hoping someone may have an
> answer as to why it keeps coming back and taking over my Normal.dot
> again.
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Bright Spark
>

Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi, Suzanne -- yes, I am getting documents from others, but these are
documents that I have provided to them as a "shell" to use as
"templates" (although they are not saved as .dot, just .doc) for them
to just insert certain items - i.e., these documents were originally
prepared by me, which would presumably be using MY normal.dot?

Bright Spark




On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:26:55 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
<sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote:

>Are you getting documents from others? Smart tags can be saved in specific
>documents even if you have them disabled in your setup.

TF
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
But when another users opens the documents, they will be using their own
normal.dot. Which Smart Tag is it that is giving you grief and why is it a
problem?

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

"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:60opb1td3cm5jobh96pek1455la2rg91d2@4ax.com...
: Hi, Suzanne -- yes, I am getting documents from others, but these are
: documents that I have provided to them as a "shell" to use as
: "templates" (although they are not saved as .dot, just .doc) for them
: to just insert certain items - i.e., these documents were originally
: prepared by me, which would presumably be using MY normal.dot?
:
: Bright Spark
:
:
:
:
: On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 22:26:55 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
: <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote:
:
: >Are you getting documents from others? Smart tags can be saved in
specific
: >documents even if you have them disabled in your setup.
:

Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I was afraid of that -- but then if it reverts to the other person's
normal.dot when they open it, why doesn't it then also revert back to
my normal.dot when I open it again after they have sent it back to me?

It's any and all Smart Tags, and it's a problem because I don't want
them and I can't seem to get rid of them.

Heather

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:48:44 +0100, "TF"
<terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:

>But when another users opens the documents, they will be using their own
>normal.dot. Which Smart Tag is it that is giving you grief and why is it a
>problem?

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
FWIW, you don't have to see them even when they're there. It was recently
brought to my attention that there's a check box for that on the View tab of
Tools | Options. But I sympathize with your desire to eradicate them; they
add to the file size and cause Word to prompt you to save when you haven't
changed anything.

--
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.

"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:hsvqb1hq1fh2kh1cacceoh89bci5fusuqc@4ax.com...
> I was afraid of that -- but then if it reverts to the other person's
> normal.dot when they open it, why doesn't it then also revert back to
> my normal.dot when I open it again after they have sent it back to me?
>
> It's any and all Smart Tags, and it's a problem because I don't want
> them and I can't seem to get rid of them.
>
> Heather
>
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:48:44 +0100, "TF"
> <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:
>
> >But when another users opens the documents, they will be using their own
> >normal.dot. Which Smart Tag is it that is giving you grief and why is it
a
> >problem?
>

TF
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I take it that you have been to Tools, AutoText, SmartTags tab and cleared
all the check boxes? Then with the template open, have you clicked on the
Check Document option (on the same Smart Tags page)?

Also, are you sending these to other users using Outlook or are they opening
them from a common network drive?

The reason these keep cropping up again is that it is the Grammar checker
that is marking the Smart Tags and need to be cleared from the document
using the ToolsRecheckSmartTags tool.

Terry


"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:hsvqb1hq1fh2kh1cacceoh89bci5fusuqc@4ax.com...
:I was afraid of that -- but then if it reverts to the other person's
: normal.dot when they open it, why doesn't it then also revert back to
: my normal.dot when I open it again after they have sent it back to me?
:
: It's any and all Smart Tags, and it's a problem because I don't want
: them and I can't seem to get rid of them.
:
: Heather
:
: On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:48:44 +0100, "TF"
: <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:
:
: >But when another users opens the documents, they will be using their own
: >normal.dot. Which Smart Tag is it that is giving you grief and why is it
a
: >problem?
:

Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Yeah, my normal.dot already has all those unchecked so I shouldn't
have to see them, but they do keep rearing their ugly heads!! LOL!

Thanks, Suzanne!

Bright Spark


On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 12:55:43 -0500, "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
<sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote:

>FWIW, you don't have to see them even when they're there. It was recently
>brought to my attention that there's a check box for that on the View tab of
>Tools | Options. But I sympathize with your desire to eradicate them; they
>add to the file size and cause Word to prompt you to save when you haven't
>changed anything.

Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Terry -- yes, I have been to all those places and back again
and again! Everything to do with Smart Tags has been well and truly
unchecked on all those tabs and pages. My version has "remove Smart
Tags" and everything to do with grammar checking has been
removed/unchecked also.

I don't use Outlook at all for anything -- The documents are exchanged
over ftp.

It just appears I am fated to live in this Groundhog Day with Smart
Tags! Thanks anyway.

Bright Spark


On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 20:49:58 +0100, "TF"
<terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:

>I take it that you have been to Tools, AutoText, SmartTags tab and cleared
>all the check boxes? Then with the template open, have you clicked on the
>Check Document option (on the same Smart Tags page)?
>
>Also, are you sending these to other users using Outlook or are they opening
>them from a common network drive?
>
>The reason these keep cropping up again is that it is the Grammar checker
>that is marking the Smart Tags and need to be cleared from the document
>using the ToolsRecheckSmartTags tool.
>
>Terry
>
>
>"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:hsvqb1hq1fh2kh1cacceoh89bci5fusuqc@4ax.com...
>:I was afraid of that -- but then if it reverts to the other person's
>: normal.dot when they open it, why doesn't it then also revert back to
>: my normal.dot when I open it again after they have sent it back to me?
>:
>: It's any and all Smart Tags, and it's a problem because I don't want
>: them and I can't seem to get rid of them.
>:
>: Heather
>:
>: On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:48:44 +0100, "TF"
>: <terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:
>:
>: >But when another users opens the documents, they will be using their own
>: >normal.dot. Which Smart Tag is it that is giving you grief and why is it
>a
>: >problem?
>:
>

Bob Buckland ?:-\)
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi Bright Spark,

MS Smart Tags show up from a number of sources and
can be loaded through a number of DLL and other
programmatic methods in Word 2003.

Even going to Add/Remove Programs in Windows and
removing the Smart Tag Plugin install items may not
clear them all.

What may work is locating the folder on your PC

<Drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag

and changing the name of the folder to

<Drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag-OFF

then start Word and see if that help get you to a new day. :)

=======
<<"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o7dsb11i808cdn7rj8aa0ad4fb2o4btu10@4ax.com...
Thanks, Terry -- yes, I have been to all those places and back again
and again! Everything to do with Smart Tags has been well and truly
unchecked on all those tabs and pages. My version has "remove Smart
Tags" and everything to do with grammar checking has been
removed/unchecked also.

I don't use Outlook at all for anything -- The documents are exchanged
over ftp.

It just appears I am fated to live in this Groundhog Day with Smart
Tags! Thanks anyway.

Bright Spark >>

--
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/administrativetipsandtricks.mspx

Bright Spark
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Bob -- I am going to check that out right now - very much
appreciate the suggestion!

Bright Spark


On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 16:59:10 -0700, "Bob Buckland ?:-\)"
<75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> wrote:

>Hi Bright Spark,
>
>MS Smart Tags show up from a number of sources and
>can be loaded through a number of DLL and other
>programmatic methods in Word 2003.
>
>Even going to Add/Remove Programs in Windows and
>removing the Smart Tag Plugin install items may not
>clear them all.
>
>What may work is locating the folder on your PC
>
> <Drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag
>
>and changing the name of the folder to
>
> <Drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Smart Tag-OFF
>
>then start Word and see if that help get you to a new day. :)
>
>=======
> <<"Bright Spark" <BrightSpark1901@Hotmail.com> wrote in message news:o7dsb11i808cdn7rj8aa0ad4fb2o4btu10@4ax.com...
>Thanks, Terry -- yes, I have been to all those places and back again
>and again! Everything to do with Smart Tags has been well and truly
>unchecked on all those tabs and pages. My version has "remove Smart
>Tags" and everything to do with grammar checking has been
>removed/unchecked also.
>
>I don't use Outlook at all for anything -- The documents are exchanged
>over ftp.
>
>It just appears I am fated to live in this Groundhog Day with Smart
>Tags! Thanks anyway.
>
>Bright Spark >>


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