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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:44 PM Jun 2017

Need some tech help re Microsoft Office

I'm using an older version of Microsoft Office and have never had a problem before. However, while I was trying to do something else I obviously screwed it up. Now, the default blank sheet (when you start a new document) has content from a prior document I sent some time ago. I've done everything I can think of to 'erase' it, delete it, whatever but it's still there. The worst part is if I go to print anything the first page that prints is the screwed=up default page.

Any suggestions as to how to clear my default blank page will be most gratefully received!!!!!!

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Need some tech help re Microsoft Office (Original Post) COLGATE4 Jun 2017 OP
This can help, I think CurtEastPoint Jun 2017 #1
This should help, too teach1st Jun 2017 #2
It sounds like the normal.doc was edited Metatron Jun 2017 #3
Try here: trof Jun 2017 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author INdemo Jun 2017 #5


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3. It sounds like the normal.doc was edited
Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:02 PM
Jun 2017

The normal.doc is the template for your Word documents (the blank .doc that shows up when you open a document). With Word closed, if you delete the current normal.doc, Word will automatically create a new one. You should be able to find it through Windows Explorer at C:UsersUsernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftTemplates - replace Username with your user name for your computer.

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