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New blank document has blue background

Every time I open a new document in Word 2002, the background is blue. How do i get it to white like normal and keep it that way?
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contrain
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David-HowardCommented:
Tools-Options-General tab, there is an option for blue background and white text. Make sure this is not selected.
Another option would be to delete the normal.dot file. Launching Word after deletion of this file automatically recreates it.
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contrainAuthor Commented:
Every new doc has a blue background. How can I get it to go back to white and stay?
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Galisteo8Commented:
I think David's got you on the right track -- delete the normal.dot file (which governs the defaults for Word documents), then re-start Word.  Word will re-create the normal.dot file with all the "factory defaults" restored.

The normal.dot file is usually located somewhere like:
C:\Documents and Settings\user.name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

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David-HowardCommented:
Contrain,
If altering the Word background options did not work for you please close Word, locate and delete the normal.dot file. Launch Word for testing. Please make sure that your search options include hidden and system files. :-)
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