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Microsoft Word 2007 opens with a new document and grid in place how do I get rid of it permanently.

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How do I get rid of the grid permanently so that whenever I start a new document I do not have to manually do it to each document. I would rather start with a clean blank piece of paper than the grids being there every time one is opened.
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by:rockiroads
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its not saved on your template ? have u tried opening normal.dot* as a template to see what its like
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by:cganeshkumar
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Hi ,

Uncheck this Option

View -> Gridlines


Gridlines.JPG
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If you want to open the Normal.dot file as rockiroads suggested. Here's the link:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/change-the-normal-template-normal-dot-HP001121028.aspx

Sincerely,

Ed
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by:ruavol2
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Every once in a while it is like EE systems go a bit crazy and they do not work consistently. I have tried to accept solutions 3 times now. I hope this one goes through properly.
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This is weird. I awarded 250 to rockiroads: and 250 to MINDSUPERB:.
For some reason it did not accept my request. I just do not get why this happens on occasion. It is like this interface has a mind of its own. This has not been the first time I have tried and failed to award points. Can someone correct this.?
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You need to post a question on community support. I have been seeing this a lot recently with people having issues with this. Ask them and Im sure the mods will help you out.
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Yeap, you are right. It is not worthy to claim the credit considering that I am only assisting on the first post of rockiroads.

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Ed
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In the interest of the solution. The grid came back on a restart. I cannot seem to make it Go Way !
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if you feel you closed the question prematurely because you are still experiencing the same problem then you can click on request attention. even if you have issues with closing then click on request attention. that is what its for - asking the mods to help

regarding your issue though, if u saved this word doc (albeit empty) then loaded it on another pc, do you get gridlines?
if so can you please attach a copy here

perhaps there is a table on there somewhere with borders marked
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Good call. You were right it does not open on another machine with Office 2007 Word with the Gridlines. They are gone over here. How do I fix the other machine. this is also the same machine that gives me constant shutdowns on the Word has stopped working it tries to restart and comes back then later I will try to save something and it does the same thing.
I have run the diagnostics. It comes back clean with no issues.  I have tried many things no fixes yet on that.
Maybe you have a solution for the other though?

I tried zipping up the file and attaching . The normal.dotm will not let me attach it to EE. If you still need it let me know how I can save it and attach it please?
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by:rockiroads
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I can have a look if u try attach it, maybe rename it then attach?
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u tried all the windows updates for office?
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I have all the updates. I have reinstalled it more than once. etc. I did rename the file and got the normal.dotm to work one time it seemed from the bad machine. I restarted and it came back the very next morning. Funny it does not show the grids on the other machine as I stated. It opens just fine there with no grids. I am going to try to close and reinstall 2007 yet again. I can try to rename it as a txt file and see if it will let me upload. You will have to rename to .dotm. Here you go

Normal.txt
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no joy, cant reproduce

can u click the paragraph marks icon and see whats displayed?
http://attachments.techguy.org/attachments/144981d1232616702/paragraph.mark.2007.jpg
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When I do that it just shows the Paragraph symbol with the blank page with grid lines embedded.
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