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Remove Normal.dot
What happens when the user removes Normal.dot 
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi John.

Please download an example here:
http://www.add-in-express.com/projects/worddynamiccontrols.zip
Posted 16 Oct, 2006 07:45:49 Top
John Smith




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Thanks Sergey for the sample project. But, it doesn't address my problem. I registered your Add In. Bring up Word, close it and open it again everything works fine. The same is true with my project. But if I delete the normal.dot, then none of the controls show up. Your AddIn behaves the same as mine.

So here are the steps.

Compile your project.
Register the AddIn
Open Word (works fine)
Close Word
Delete normal.dot
Open Word (none of the controls who up) - here is the problem. At this point I need to do some kind of manual intervention (Customize...) to get the controls to show up again. This is what I'm trying to avoid.
Posted 17 Oct, 2006 11:54:16 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi John.

I don't think deleting Nortmal.dot is a normal situation.
Moreover ADX concepts don't handle this situation.
Posted 18 Oct, 2006 07:07:30 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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John, as I mentioned above, you can add and remove all controls dynamically to prevent the issue with the Normal.dot template.
Posted 18 Oct, 2006 07:13:05 Top
John Smith




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I know it is not a normal situation but that's why I started this thread title "Remove Normal.dot" That's the specific issue I wanted to address.

Thanks anyway. I will try to see what I can do.
Posted 18 Oct, 2006 11:13:21 Top