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Unable to open some word documents created from a template

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I am trying to open a word document that was created from a template. The template has since been renamed/removed however whenever I try to open the document Word tries to open the associated template and as it can't find it, crashes and the document never opens

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Is there a way to dis-associate all documents created with templates by default. At the moment I cant even open the document
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Question by:vmdude
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by:DrTribos
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Create a dummy template and in that template document open event put some code to detatch the document

activedocument.attachedtemplate = ""

should do the trick
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you might also try disabling all macros as the default setting, not sure why word is crashing... shouldn't simply for not finding the template.  It's not like the year 2000 or anything!
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Thanks for the grade, glad it worked :-)
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