Windows 10: Cannot view contents or change Word 2003 normal.dot file

Discus and support Cannot view contents or change Word 2003 normal.dot file in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; I'm running win10 Pro on two Dell T3500's I use Word 2003 and have some minor problems which I hope will be fixed by renaming my normal.doc and... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by Jim8080, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Jim8080 Win User

    Cannot view contents or change Word 2003 normal.dot file


    I'm running win10 Pro on two Dell T3500's

    I use Word 2003 and have some minor problems which I hope will be fixed by renaming my normal.doc and restarting Word so I have the default setup. Word 2003 uses normal.dot; dotm was introduced on later versions.

    I used %appdata%/Microsoft/templates to reach normal.dot

    I have two problems:
    Normal.dot is empty, even though I right-click on the file to open it.

    I cannot rename normal.dot, because I'm told the file is open. The ~162 byte $normal.dot file is there. I can delete it and rename, but still have an empty file after restarting.

    Maybe my problems cannot be fixed with a restore; problems are:

    Links are not in blue and underlined.

    View>Header and Footer does not provide the header and footer window.

    Jim

    :)
     
    Jim8080, Aug 17, 2018
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    microsoft word 2003

    Is it just one file, or all your word files?

    With the exception of Outlook, I have yet to find a reason to stop using Office 2000, 2003, and 2007. They open all the latest files just fine, and they work just fine.
     
    newtekie1, Aug 17, 2018
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  3. microsoft word 2003

    I have a lot of ms word files on my pc. But one of them showed me an error - Getting unknown error messages while opening (.doc) or (.docx) files. I don't know how to open my word file or repair microsoft word. Any suggestions, guys, please.
     
    abandone15, Aug 17, 2018
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  4. Cannot view contents or change Word 2003 normal.dot file

    Viewing file folder contents

    While viewing the contents of a file folder, I will scroll through them but if I stop scrolling for a few seconds, the view changes to the top of the file folder list. Is there a setting that controls/affects this?
     
    KerryDeVore, Aug 17, 2018
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