I am running Windows XP Home Edition and Office 97. When I open a document I get a message that a document with the same name is already open, you cannot open two documents with the same name. Any ideas???
Did read once about the reason for this. If you click OK and the dialog box disapears then don't worry - just carry on. I get this from time to time with Excel and this is what I do. Bit of a nuisance but no problem
try finding normal.dot and renaming it normal.old then start word and it will make a new normal.dot if this solves it great but you will have lost any features that you customised. If it does not cure it your can delete the new one and rename the old one.