WORD 2002 xp home

  farley 11:28 14 Jan 2003
  farley 11:28 14 Jan 2003

I have just opened word and it has opened on a blank document 3 should it not open on a new blank doc if so how do I correct the problem


  VoG™ 11:50 14 Jan 2003

Are you sure it hasn't opened 3 documents? Look on the Window menu to see what documents are listed.

  mark3110 11:55 14 Jan 2003

if you have previously saved documents as Documents 1 and 2 then it would follow that the next one would be Doc 3. Check the folder where you store your docs and rename the Doc 1 and 2 files.



  farley 12:03 14 Jan 2003

in windows menu it says doc 1 is doc3?

  farley 12:04 14 Jan 2003

i have'nt saved any previous docs
any other ideas

  huzzar 12:10 14 Jan 2003

There is no reason why your Word XP should start at document 3 - it doesn't make sense. Try doing a " detect and repair" from the Help menu and see if that fixes it.

  mark3110 12:13 14 Jan 2003

Hmmmmm all I can think of is that you create a new normal.dot file. This file saves all you default first doc information. If you do a search and delete normal.dot a new one will be created when you start up word, this may solve the problem. On the other hand, is it really a problem? Documents are normally saved with a name of your choosing anyway.



  Sir Radfordin™ 12:22 14 Jan 2003

When you create a blank docuemnt from a template such as normal.dot Word gives it a name to identify it - document X (where x is a number.)

In previous version of Word it will only continue this number sequence until you close Word, and then revert back to 1 next time you open Word.

I think, though could be wrong as I don't have access to XP at the moment, that it doesn't do this but will continue the number sequence until the computer is rebooted.

Really don't think there is anything for you to worry about here.

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