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Cannot add quick parts to MS Word 2010 Header

1. I make new instance of word 2010, then do...
2. Ribbon>INSERT> Header   -  get warning: 'Word cannot open doc template' with ref to Building blocks.dotx
2b. Repeating #2 above does insert header!
3. Having go header, I want to insert the file name, so I click INSERT 'quick parts'
3b. Get same warning as #2, and repeat of process (as in #2b) does not lift this blockage.
4. Insertion of page number, world art, date and time, works ok.

Ought I regenerate Building blocks.dotx? However, I have not been able to find details for Word 2010 ( regenerate Building blocks.dotx); I aways end up with details for Word 2007.

My AIM is to add the file name (hopefully LESS its extension to my header, and to enter px/y
where x is the current page and y is the total number of pages.

Thanks
Kelvin
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
When you make a new instance, do you mean that you already have an instance running. This is possible, but not advisable because of conflicts with the Normal template. Perhaps you are getting a similar problem the BuildingBlocks template.
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Kelvin4Author Commented:
Apologies, I meant 'Open a new Word file from the start menu'.

To check out your question, I closed the word document that was currently open and then opened a new Word document that had not been previously created, named etc.

I tested out my story (above) using that new word document, and the same failure of open Quick Parts occurred.
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Almost certainly the regeneration process for 2007 will also work in Word 2010.
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Kelvin4Author Commented:
It is very difficult to apply solutions from earlier versions of Word, because of system changes.
I have found a url that seems to solve my problem, by providing clear instructions:

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/its/help/faq?faqid=2469

Are there other practical experiences?

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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
That seems to be a creditable possibility. Have you tried it? If not, it is a short journey from Surrey to Sussex.  I think the uni is in Brighton, so perhaps the article writer and I should discuss it between us
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Kelvin4Author Commented:
Thanks Graham,
I did a detailed test today, The Sussex Uni web page proved to be totally accurate.
There were no glitches. Quick Parts delivered the [field] values I needed to my Word document Header.

Thanks for your interest.
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