PC Review


Closed Thread
Thread Tools Rate Thread

Blank Word page opens before saved Doc

 
 
Member
Nelli0's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 31
 
      3rd Jun 2012
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop running Win7, FF and Microsoft Essentials.

The problem I've been having for some months is that when I open a Word doc that I've saved it will open a blank page first. This isn't, I'm sure, serious, but it is darned annoying having to close two of them. I might add that this usually happens only when I first open a document after boot up. If I open a saved doc any time after it doesn't happen, well rarely anyway. At first I found that some of my docs had been saved (somehow) as Macro Enabled. I changed them all and the problem cleared but only temporarily. I've compared Word Options in both screens when they open and they all seem to be the same.

Now since I'm a writer and am frequently creating and saving Word docs I really would like to knock this on the head. I did find an old thread here and tried the remedy but without success. Can anyone help - pleeease?
 
 
 
 
 
4x4 Cruncher
feckit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Plant Earth
Posts: 10,716
 
      3rd Jun 2012
See Word 2007 with Win7
 
 
 
 
 
Yorkshire Cruncher
nivrip's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 5,274
 
      3rd Jun 2012
Not sure what's happened, feckit, but your link simply brings up this thread again.

 
System Spec

Colossus 1943 Version 1.0
 
 
Member
Nelli0's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 31
 
      3rd Jun 2012
I found the same thing, feckit.
 
 
4x4 Cruncher
feckit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Plant Earth
Posts: 10,716
 
      3rd Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by nivrip View Post
Not sure what's happened, feckit, but your link simply brings up this thread again.
Niv, Nelli0 had two threads on the same subject & one has been deleted by a Mod!
 
 
Excel Formulator
alow's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: US
Posts: 756
 
      4th Jun 2012
Look for Normal.dotm in C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates and change the ".dotm" to ".old" and let me know if that fixes it for you.
 
 
Member
Nelli0's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 31
 
      4th Jun 2012
I just opened a Word doc after trying your solution. Only my saved file opened up! However, I shall see what happens next time I boot up because I've been this far before. Thanks for the remedy though. I'll let you know how things progress.
I Found several files named Normal and one called Normal1. Do I need them all? No idea what they are.
 
 
Excel Formulator
alow's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: US
Posts: 756
 
      4th Jun 2012
Normal.dotm is the standard template that Word uses for new, blank documents. Renaming it to Normal.old forces Word to create a new one the next time you start the program without actually deleting it so you don't lose any autotext, or things that may be saved in the normal template. If you have several, you probably have Normal.dot and Normal.dotm. The dot version is from older versions of Word.
 
 
Member
Nelli0's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 31
 
      4th Jun 2012
Just to test your solution I switched off my pc completely. Then I booted up again to open a saved document. Hey presto, only the one appeared. No blank grey (except for Word toolbar) screen. I am so grateful alow. I've searched for months for a remedy for this annoying little habit. It seems now that you have solved it for me.
I very much hope so anyway. Thanks again.
 
 
Excel Formulator
alow's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: US
Posts: 756
 
      4th Jun 2012
Glad I could help
 
 
 
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blank Word page opens before saved Doc Nelli0 Windows 7 6 12th Jun 2012 09:03 AM
Save new doc to last location saved for previous doc saved gknews Microsoft Word Document Management 0 7th Oct 2009 12:19 PM
word 2007 new page blank doc replaced with old doc need blank catbrook Microsoft Word Document Management 1 29th Jul 2009 09:57 AM
Opening A word Doc using VbA Word doc opens but minimizes Danny Microsoft Excel Programming 5 30th Jan 2009 07:28 PM
Re: Differences between Word 2000 doc saved as word 6.0 and Word 6.0 doc Jezebel Microsoft Word Document Management 0 3rd Jun 2004 10:21 PM


Features
 

Advertising
 

Newsgroups
 


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:26 PM.