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    I'm curious and a bit leery of such a strong statements that a clean install of MS Office 2008 is actually going to fix the problem.
    @Patrick, the reason I made the strong statements is that what the OP is seeing is NOT how Word should work. But he has done so many unorthodox things with documents named "Template" and templates stored all over the place that I think Word is not working properly at a fundamental level. The final straw was that even though he had changed the preferences to be to open the document picker instead of defaulting to a document, it didn't take that change in the preferences and work that way. That symptom makes me think something fundamental is wrong in Word as it is currently configured on his system. Given that Word puts "stuff" all over the place, a la Windows, it just seemed very likely that a complete, fresh install would get Word back to working fundamentally correctly and then we can tackle the Normal.dotm issue without Word throwing curves every move.

    But if the OP is content with the workaround, then there is no need to do anything more.
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    But if the OP is content with the workaround, then there is no need to do anything more.

    Sounds logical…




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    I've owned five desktop Macs. In that time period, I've owned two trucks. Neither stopped working after 10 years. Neither required periodic upgrades. Both had free warranties much longer than a year.

    Planned obsolescence is a generally accepted conclusion about the computer industry. Google computer planned obsolescence and see what you find.

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    The computers will still do what they were originally designed to do. The difference is what you want them to do has changed. Your Mac, with it's original OS, will still do everything as the day it was made.
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    The only one of the five that will do as you say is the one I'm on now. The other four died long before I think they should have and needed upgrades along the way.

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    The other four died long before I think they should have
    Yeah, I've had cars like that, too. Or were you talking about the computers? Those run forever, compared to my cars. I've got a 10 year old iMac managing my home automation and an 8 year old Mini as my home theater server. And a 7 year old MBP as a backup to those two. Never had a car last that long.
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    And a 7 year old MBP as a backup to those two. Never had a car last that long.

    WOW!!! Then I guess I shouldn't mention that we had our 1986 Nissan Multi, (called the Nissan Prairie in other world parts and the Stanza Wagon in the United States) for 21 years (purchased early 1985), and still have our 2006 Nissan X-Trail Bonavista (Canada Only) and 2006 Suzuki Aerio SX Premium 4x4 5 dr wagons.



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    Patrick, I used to have a long commute, so I put plenty of miles on cars in rush hour traffic. I had one Datsun pickup truck that lasted a long time, until the floor boards rusted through (you could see the road go by), the carburetor gave out and the paint all peeled off. I gave it away to a guy who completely rebuilt it, repaired it and then sold it to raise money to support his family. The pictures of it when he got done almost got me to buy it back! And yes, a well-maintained car will run a long time these days, and the three you mentioned (two Nissans and a Suzuki) are all three made by the Japanese, who do make vehicles to last, unlike Detroit. I now drive mostly Toyotas, and have had some of them go a long time (up to 6 years before I gave them to my children). They then drove them longer, in some cases up to a total of about 15 years. But they always need "upgrading" of brakes, shocks, drive train, etc, etc, to keep going.

    My computers I mentioned just have the operating system updated as far as it will go. One had an HD fail, so I replaced it with a SSD, but other than that, they do what they were designed to do with no other intervention from me. Both run 24/7/365, rarely get rebooted (usually just for some software update). The backup laptop had the mobo replaced by Apple under the GPU program a while ago, and they put a new battery in at the same time, but it just sits there, waiting in the bullpen to be called into service when one of the others quits. But they keep saying, "not yet, rookie!"
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    I had one Datsun pickup truck that lasted a long time, until the floor boards rusted through (you could see the road go by), the carburetor gave out and the paint all peeled off.

    LOL!!! This had me imagining a cowboy singing his lonely car troubles out on the road with his g'tar and Winchester Virginia area drawl… and of course a BIG cowboy hat, lmao.gif

    Gee, now do they actually have genuine cowboys and ranches and open ranges down in that area???


    Both run 24/7/365, rarely get rebooted
    I usually shutdown mine once a week and boot up, as they seem to run better after that little refresh.




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    I usually shutdown mine once a week and boot up, as they seem to run better after that little refresh.
    Yeah, I ought to do that, but it's just too much hassle to remember it. I have only a few brain cells still working, I can't waste one on that!

    No drawl in Winchester. Maybe a bit of country around (we are only 6 miles from West Virginia), but not much Southern drawl. The town changed hands between Union and Confederate armies 72 times during the Civil War, so both sides got some time to influence things...
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    The town changed hands between Union and Confederate armies 72 times during the Civil War, so both sides got some time to influence things...

    Yikes!! That sounds like quite a tipsy-turvey war but it looks like they finally got things right as it looks like a nice area now when doing a google maps flyover and "tour" and the associated photos.




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    Patrick, Winchester is a the north end of the Shenandoah Valley. The Valley was one of two "breadbaskets" of the Confederacy, with fertile farmland, a river for water, good climate and good transportation (multiple railroads met in Winchester). So, it was important to the South AND to the North. The Union Army invaded the valley early on, got stopped just south of Winchester, pushed back into West Virginia and then it yo-yo'd the rest of the war with the city the edge of the conflict. The town avoided major destruction because the battles took place all around it, not actually in it. Stonewall Jackson built his reputation in the Valley campaign because his tactics convinced the Federal Army that there must be more than one army in the Valley. Eventually Philip Sheridan took Winchester and would not be pushed out. He then proceeded to do to the Valley what Sherman did to Georgia, marching through, burning farms and towns up the valley, killing livestock, raping women, hanging or shooting the men (and some older boys) they found and generally being what you would call a terrorist. (The winners get to write the history, so it wasn't called "terrorism," but "scorched earth." You won't find a Philip Sheridan High School in the Valley, just like there are no Sherman High schools in Georgia. ) There are multiple battlefields all around and in the town. The local newspaper runs specials every Friday of what the paper printed that day during the war years. It's interesting reading. Depending on who controlled the town, the newspaper stories shifted perspective. I guess "fake news" goes back pretty far.

    Now Winchester is a pleasant town, the scenery is spectacular. Our main industry is apple growing. We are surrounded by orchards for apples and there are also a few peach orchards as well. We have in town the largest refrigerator in the country (it's for apples, and consumes an entire square block, four stories tall). We have a major festival for the Apple Blossom time each spring. Parades, lots of visitors, all kinds of events all across town. Then, during harvest season the town is humming with migrant workers, large trucks moving large containers of apples and again a hubbub of activity. Then we go back to being quiet. It's a nice rhythm.
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    What a story. I bet those Friday issues make for interesting reading. I wonder if they are required reading in the local high school.
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    Our main industry is apple growing. We are surrounded by orchards for apples and there are also a few peach orchards as well.

    I guess that accounts for some of the names like: Apple Blossom Corners, and Apple Blossom Mall that shows up on Google Maps.

    And that's some interesting history.



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    And Apple Pie Ridge!

    Our high school is an endowed public school, which is pretty rare. Judge John Handley endowed the high school in the early 20th century. Construction began on it in 1922 and is still going on. In 2017, Architectural Digest named it the most beautiful school in Virginia. The teams, not surprisingly, are the Judges. As I understand it the endowment pays for the building and upkeep, the state/city only has to pay salaries for the staff and programs. That give a lot of flexibility, so the school has a lot of opportunities for students that other schools do not.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H...:Handley01.JPG

    I can keep bragging on Winchester all night!
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