Problem opening Word file that search for an old server

Hi,

i just read an old thread ( ID: 23702234 ) about opening ms word files that try to connect to an old server.
I've got the same problem, but not on all files, only some files are giving me this error. If i press the esc key the file opens normally, but that's a bit boring... specially if you've got a lot of files used by a secretary that calls you every time this happens.
I think the prob it's in the file because if I try to copy the whole content on a new blank page it works like a charm.

Is there any solution to fix this without recopy all the "corrupted" files on a new document?

Thanks

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akuengAsked:
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Connect With a Mentor Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
The files are probably pointing to templates. Remove the connection to the templates and connect the files to Normal.dot instead.

Word 2003: Tools - Templates and add-ins - Templates tab, make sure only "Normal" is attached.

Later versions: Developer Ribbon - Document Template - Templates tab.

cheers, teylyn
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the_b1ackfoxCommented:
I would try turing off the AV first (just for testing) and give that a whirl.  I was getting that with AVG, until I got rid of it.
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GrahamSkanConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
If you have a lot to change, you might need a macro to work on all the documents:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Word/Q_24131218.htm
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akuengAuthor Commented:
The problem was in the template's pointer as teylyn said.
I'll try GrahamSkan's solution to fix it.

Thanks a lot.

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