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    • in reply to: Compatibility Tab (XP/Word 2003 SP2) #1102363
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hello.

      Go to Tools / Options / Save tab. At the bottom it will have checked “Disable features introduced after Word 97”.

      This is a particularly difficult to explain setting in MS Word. It is both a document setting (meaning that a file saved with that turned on will display this setting when opened on other workstations) and an environmental setting (meaning that all documents you create after turning this on will have this setting – much as you’ve described).

      First, we’ll address what to do with the existing documents that display the issue. Make a minor change in the document add then delete a space. Change the setting and then save the document. For some inexplicable reason, this setting will only carry thru when the document has first been “dirtied.”

      Next we’ll address how to correct your default environment. In a new session of Word, dirty the blank document on the screen (add then remove a space). Use File / Exit to close Word and save the document (and normal.dot if you are so prompted). When you next open Word this setting should have held fast.

      Finally, we’ll talk about how this document variable monkeys with your environmental setting. Frankly, all we really have is supposition. Microsoft states that if you do not have the variable set, but open a file with the variable set, edit and close the file then the setting will disappear with the document. If you check the setting before/after editing such a file you’ll see that it does in fact happen that way. However, as you have experienced, your Word environment was changed without you intending it to be so.

      HTH

      in reply to: auto recovery didn’t and backups (2000) #1102277
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Good morning Diana, and thanks Hans for warning her it may be a while blush . I do admit I was surprised to see something in my e-mail box replying to a post… it has been a long time since I’ve posted.

      Our office has since moved to Interwoven’s FileSite product, but the principles remain the same. We did implement that solution with our old DocsOpen, and have done the same in the Interwoven environment. We do get the occasional complaint about people not wanting to interact with a dialog at every save to Replace/version/Document but the inconvenience is far better than lost data.

      I hope this helps!

      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      That’ll do the trick! Thanks so much for coming through yet again.

      cheers

      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks Jefferson — I’m attaching it as a txt file, it’s small enough. With “CleanClaims” the issue is that sometimes (though not always) it leaves some of the underlined text underlined. HiliteClaims doesn’t have that issue.

      However, as you can see from both, they deal only with the main story — I don’t know how to create a story collection and have it run through each. That’s where my in-house programmer was having issues.

      Thanks again for the assist!

      in reply to: Mail Merge – Delimited File (Word 2003) #947963
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Can you attach the main document (the form)?

      Thanks!

      in reply to: Add field code switch programatically (Word 2002) #941628
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hi, Howard. Thanks for the added input and I’ll keep it tucked away for future reference. However, because of the structure of pre-migration documents there the r and w do not currently exist in these fields and adding them would create more clean-up for the end-users.

      Thanks again!

      in reply to: Add field code switch programatically (Word 2002) #941627
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Thank you, Andrew! That certainly does the trick.

      cheers

      in reply to: IF formula (XP) #938672
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      The following will work as long as the a/b relationship is mutually exclusive. E.g., in any row given row a and b cannot contain a value. If I understood your question correctly, the formula is being placed in column D.

      =(IF(A1 > 0,A1,B1)-C1)

      in reply to: Tracking different editors changes (Word 1997-2002) #938634
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Word 2002 and later allows filtering the tracked changes by author. On the Reviewing toolbar click on Show / Reviewers and select the author(s) you wish to view.

      in reply to: Tracking different editors changes (Word 1997-2002) #938633
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Also — I don’t know if the option is available in Hummingbird DM, but in the older DocsOpen product there is an “Action” on the versions dialog which allows you to import a file as a version or subversion.

      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

      in reply to: TOC3 showing as Hyperlink (2002 SP3) #937072
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      I can’t say for sure. It may help if you can post a sample by deleting everything but one each of the first three levels and a TOC created from them?

      Thanks!

      in reply to: Ghost files #936000
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hi, Don. Is it possible that the Office app still has its hooks into the WinExplorer via File/Open? I have seen this behavior often, but now have only WinXP or 03 OS so can’t test or confirm my theory. To test it, after you’ve done step 2, before going to 3 use the app’s File / Open procedure — is it still pointing to Folder A? If so, maybe a hidden window in the app which redirects it to Folder B to open a file and close it without editing and then proceeding to your step 3. shrug

      in reply to: Shortcut to ‘Page Setup’ (XP SP3) #935318
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      >must be something to do with the grey hair (mine, not yours)

      Whew! I thought my roots were showing. laugh

      in reply to: STYLEREF switches (2000,2002) #935317
      WSKB MacKenzie
      AskWoody Lounger

      Hi there! Although Word’s help provides an “glossary” of sorts for the “general switches,” I’ve found that probably the best place for field-specific switch descriptions is in the Insert / Field Dialog. If you’re in 2K or below, just go to Insert / Field and select the field type. I think there is an Options tab… but may be wrong granny This should give you enough to find them. In most cases any switch which can be applied to that field will appear there…

      In XP and later it’s hidden by default. As before, use Insert / Field and select your field type. Then click on Field Codes button at lower left which will then reveal an “Options” button to the right of it (if switches apply). Click on that and you can cycle through the field specific switches and it provides a description of each.

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