G'Day mate. Or do they say that only in Australia? The Word-generated Normal.dot usually resides either in your user profile or in the MS app tree. You can easily see where it is by selecting Tools > Options to display the options window, and then selecting the File Locations tab. In that tab, you can change the location where you want Word to look for and save templates.
To remove normal.dot from your file, select Tools > Templates and Add Ins. In the dialog box that is displayed, click Attach and then select your own template from the list that is displayed. Note that Word will look in the directory you have set in the File Locations tab, so follow the instructions above first. To delete styles that you don't want, select Format > Styles to open the task pane on the right side of the window. At the bottom of the task pane, select Available Styles. Now select each style that you don't want and delete it. This is similar to what you do in FM, of course. Note that Word will not let you delete any of its default styles. I don't think you can turn off autonumbering in Word. At least I don't know of a way to do it. But you can go to the Word MVP (Most Valuable Professional) site and check. http://word.mvps.org/ Incidentally, to add something to my message about fixing corrupted files that I sent yesterday, here are some great tips from a few real Word gurus. http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/CorruptDoc.htm Alan, this page includes a section called "How can I fix a corrupt template?" There are some good answers in that section. Hope this helps. Diane (Lurned Wurd purty gud but like Frame lots better) ============================================================================ === -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+dgcaller=earthlink.net at lists.frameusers.com]On Behalf Of Alan Litchfield Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:11 PM To: Framers List Subject: Creating a Word template... ...based on an FM file. I need to create a Word template for use by contributors to a large document. Most of the content will have passed through various approval committees and courts before finally being added to the document. Once the content has been approved it cannot be varied, regardless of what ever horrible formats have been used. Previously the inclusion process has led to a wide range of paragraph (numbering, bulleting, etc.) styles. The decision has now been made to enforce a standardisation of the formats in new content, but most contributors do not use/will never use FM. They will use MS Word however, hence the need to create a template that provides the formats for them. I have exported the FM file using mif2go and created a .dot file in MS Word. However I still need to be rid of the various formats that Word seems to put in there by default. I have worked out how to define the template as a global template, but how can I also remove Normal.dot (this seems to be where the other styles are coming from)? I need to be able to disable the auto numbering functions when people use this template (effectively so they are forced to use the FM heading and paragraph numbering numbering, etc). Any clues on where I can find information on how to do this? Do I need to look at putting VB into the template file in order to control Word's functionality (disabling functions, etc.)? Cheers Alan -- Alan T Litchfield, MBus (Hons), MNZCS AlphaByte: PO Box 1941, Auckland, New Zealand Publishing systems specialists http://www.alphabyte.co.nz _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as dgcaller at earthlink.net. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/dgcaller%40earthlink.net Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.