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Double Clicking Word Template is Opening Template as Dot instead of DOT!

Posted on 2012-09-18
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Hi All

I have a problem opening word 2010 - when I double click on the word icon the template opens instead of creating a new document... I cant find the fix for this but I have seen before.

Using Win 7.

Cheers,
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by:wobbled
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Basically your file associations on the PC have got corrupted.  This is easy to fix - check out

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/template-file-not-opening-doc-file-user-why-t2730671.html
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There is actually a way to set this. I know of someone who deliberately set word to open templates as templates when d-click on .dot icon... But i dont know how they did it. The link does not work for me, alreadg tried it :-(
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I wonder if your Word needs to be registerd

in the start - run box type

winword /r
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No... Well perhaps yes. But i know there is a setting somewhere. Not sure if it is app or os.
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So... finally found the info & place in OS that I remembered... but alas it was last seen in XP - I was sure I had seen / used it in Vista...

Something that was in XP... gone in Vista
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Hi Wobbled - thanks for your help... I think there are also reg hack that could have helped and also sometimes corrupt profile, annoying eh!
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