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I've tried messing with this on and off for a year now, and I have yet to come up with a better way.

 

I have a shortcut on my XP Taskbar that opens a new document using Word2000 AND it uses "My Template". The only way that I have been able to "launch" this is by actually using the shortcut that I have on my XP Taskbar. I would like to launch using another method other than my current method (which, clicks on the task bar where the shortcut is). I've tried using the Launch Program, but it just keeps opening the actual "My Template.dot" for editing. But I want it to open a New Word Document using "My Template".

Can someone please tell me how to do this ???

 

Thank you in advance your any help or suggestions....

Doreen

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Doreen,

 

The attached playable is a sample that will launch Microsoft Word with a new document using the Contemporary Fax.dot template. Import it into your library and then take a look at it.

 

It is a single-line macro that uses the Activate and Launch command. Note that the Program Parameters field was placed in quotation marks because of spaces in the value. For more information on Microsoft Word switches (what us old-timers used to call command line arguments <_< ), do a search in the Word help topics.

LaunchWordWithTemplate.zip

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Doreen,

 

> I've had a heck of a time finding "helpful" help with MS Word.

 

Check out the Microsoft.Public.Word Newsgroups (for example

microsoft.public.word.newusers). Wonderful helpful people in a

moderated forum.

 

> I want it to open a New Word Document using "My Template".

 

Maybe this is what you have already ("shortcut on my XP Taskbar"), but

in case I didn't understand you correctly:

 

You don't need a macro to do this (altho there's nothing wrong with

using a macro to do it). Make a Windows shortcut to My Template. Put

the shortcut wherever you want. If you want it on the desktop, right

click and drag My Template to the desktop, and select "Create Shortcut

Here" (you can rename the shortcut if you don't want to see "My

Template.dot"). Double clicking that shortcut will start Word with

Document 1 opened based on My Template.dot. You can assign a shortcut

key to the shortcut.

 

Andy

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Andy,

 

I can't believe how much I've learned now! I've never really paid any attention to that "shortcut key" line on my shortcut properties. Had no idea I could do that, I just tried it, and I can't beleive that I could have been launching that shortcut using a "text type" this whole time!!! Sometimes I feel like a real dingdong. :D

Thank you for pointing that out to me.

 

I'm going to stick with the "Launch Program" like Floyd showed me, cause at least I can view my list of Hotkeys in Macro Express.

 

And I definitly need that Word Newsgroup, I'm headed there now. I'm trying to launch Word without any new document at all. I made it work on my Excel like that, but can't get it to work on Word. I'm quite sure that "I" am the problem...hahaha

 

Thank You for your help!

Doreen

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Doreen,

 

> I've never really paid any attention to that "shortcut key" line

> on my shortcut properties.

 

Keep in mind that these Shortcut Keys will only work for Shortcuts

that are on the Desktop or in the Start Menu hierarchy. That's one

advantage of using a Macro.

 

 

> I'm going to stick with the "Launch Program" like Floyd showed me,

> cause at least I can view my list of Hotkeys in Macro Express.

 

If you end up using system Shortcut keys, there are utilities that

show the list of assigned keys.

 

 

> And I definitly need that Word Newsgroup, I'm headed there now.

> I'm trying to launch Word without any new document at all. I made

> it work on my Excel like that, but can't get it to work on Word.

> I'm quite sure that "I" am the problem...hahaha

 

A shortcut with

 

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" /n

 

as the target will start Word with no document at all.

 

 

Andy

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Andy, Thank you!

 

>Keep in mind that these Shortcut Keys will only work for Shortcuts

>that are on the Desktop or in the Start Menu hierarchy.

 

 

That sure explains alot! I added a hotkey to one of my Quicklaunch shortcuts, and it never would work...... Now, I get it.

 

 

And Thank You very much for the "/n". I posted that question in the Word New User newsgroup you told me about. I'm going there now to see if you're right.... (LOL... like there's any doubt, huh!) :D

 

Thanks for all your help,

Doreen

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