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Windows in Taskbar

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I go Tools - Options - View tab - uncheck Windows in Taskbar - OK, and the

next time I open Windows 2003 and select a template, it opens a new Word in a

new window, and when I check the Windows in Taskbar is checked again. Any

ideas of what I am doing wrong? Would appreciate all ideas, suggestions, and

comments. Thanks, K.

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    • When options aren't being "remembered", it's usually registry corruption. I

      would try renaming or deleting the Data key in the registry:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\W ord\Data

      *Standard disclaimer: editing the registry can cause problems if you mess

      up, and can destabilize the rotation of the planet. Proceed at your own

      risk.*

      Herb Tyson MS MVP

      Author of the Word 2007 Bible

      Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com

      Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

      "K" <K.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:1168D942-DB3E-452B-81B4-92620349D254.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      >I go Tools - Options - View tab - uncheck Windows in Taskbar - OK, and the

      > next time I open Windows 2003 and select a template, it opens a new Word

      > in a

      > new window, and when I check the Windows in Taskbar is checked again. Any

      > ideas of what I am doing wrong? Would appreciate all ideas, suggestions,

      > and

      > comments. Thanks, K.

      #1; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 15:22:00 GMT
    • It could be that the template you are loading is resetting the option. Try

      setting the option the way you want it and then starting Word without loading

      any templates - you can do this with the /a switch. For example, if Word 2003

      has been installed in the default location, you can achieve this by opening a

      command window and entering

      "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE" /a

      If the option stays the way you want it when you do this, something in your

      normal Word startup is changing the setting.

      More info about starting Word with swictches is at

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/210565

      "K" wrote:

      > I go Tools - Options - View tab - uncheck Windows in Taskbar - OK, and the

      > next time I open Windows 2003 and select a template, it opens a new Word in a

      > new window, and when I check the Windows in Taskbar is checked again. Any

      > ideas of what I am doing wrong? Would appreciate all ideas, suggestions, and

      > comments. Thanks, K.

      #2; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 15:23:00 GMT