Windoze / MS Word ?s

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DaveC426913
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1] Why sometimes, when I accidentally blow up a Word document, does Word tell me I've made changes to Template.dot and do I want to save them? I'm always leary of saying 'no', since my own document is buried in the bowels of memory somewhere and will I be erasing it forever if I say 'no' to this template.dot.

2] Most s/w apps will have a default location (such as My Documents) that is offered when saving files. I have no use for this My Documents folder, and would like to give it a different default folder - ideally, for ALL my applications. Can this be configured somewhere in XP?
 

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russ_watters
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For number 1, what do you mean by "blow up"?

For number 2, another way to change it is to go to tools->options->file locations in word.
 
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DaveC426913
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dduardo said:
1) Use the Open Document Format and you won't lose all your data due to some corrupted bytes. (http://www.openoffice.org/)
I don't understand how this answers my question.

For number 1, what do you mean by "blow up"?
Mm. Well, something that goes awry in my doc so that it's not beahving properly, and I decide I want to close it down and reopen it to clear the problem. say, a table formatting thing, or a style setting. (I was originally referring to a critical error in Word, but it's not always that catastrophic.)

For number 2, another way to change it is to go to tools->options->file locations in word.
I was looking for a more broad, Windows-wide solution. I think dduardo's link should do it.
 
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It sounds like your installation of Word is more trouble than it's worth! I really couldn't stand having to close and reopen my documents due to formatting bugs. I never get any types of errors with Word. Maybe you're better off clearing it off your PC and doing a fresh installation. Which version of Word is this? Or, like dduardo touched on, use OpenOffice.org Writer. It's pretty much like Word and its free.
 

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