Global Template was opened read-only access. Do you want to save c

Discussion in 'Word Errors' started by Tom, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I keep getting this error when i close word:

    "Word cannot save chanegs to the global template because it was opened with
    read-only access. do you want to save the changes in a template with a
    different name?"

    i always select no... but this window is so annoying.

    I found and read a thread relating to global template change errors.
    Following the thread I checked my add-ins and coms, but no add-ins or coms
    are listed. Also, I executed windows with this command: Winword.exe /a and
    word does load quicker and doesn't have the global template error window. So,
    I'm baffled. Is there another location for add-ins that i missed in the tool
    menu? help!

    Tom
    Tom, Apr 11, 2006
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  2. Try checking normal.dot with Word closed. Is it read-only? Is it in a folder
    to which you do not have edit rights? It should be in the folder listed
    under Tools > Options > File Locations for User Templates. That folder's
    name should not be 1033 or other combination of numbers.

    For more on the different kinds of templates, tabs on the file new dialog,
    and locations of templates folders see
    http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm.
    --

    Charles Kenyon

    Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

    Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
    Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

    See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
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    This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
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    from my ignorance and your wisdom.

    "Tom" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I keep getting this error when i close word:
    >
    > "Word cannot save chanegs to the global template because it was opened
    > with
    > read-only access. do you want to save the changes in a template with a
    > different name?"
    >
    > i always select no... but this window is so annoying.
    >
    > I found and read a thread relating to global template change errors.
    > Following the thread I checked my add-ins and coms, but no add-ins or coms
    > are listed. Also, I executed windows with this command: Winword.exe /a and
    > word does load quicker and doesn't have the global template error window.
    > So,
    > I'm baffled. Is there another location for add-ins that i missed in the
    > tool
    > menu? help!
    >
    > Tom
    >
    Charles Kenyon, Apr 11, 2006
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  3. Tom

    Tom Guest

    Re: Global Template was opened read-only access. Do you want to sa

    Thx, it was a workgroup template location that was read-only access. Thx
    Charles.

    "Charles Kenyon" wrote:

    > Try checking normal.dot with Word closed. Is it read-only? Is it in a folder
    > to which you do not have edit rights? It should be in the folder listed
    > under Tools > Options > File Locations for User Templates. That folder's
    > name should not be 1033 or other combination of numbers.
    >
    > For more on the different kinds of templates, tabs on the file new dialog,
    > and locations of templates folders see
    > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm.
    > --
    >
    > Charles Kenyon
    >
    > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
    >
    > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
    > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
    >
    > See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
    > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
    > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
    > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
    > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
    >
    > "Tom" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I keep getting this error when i close word:
    > >
    > > "Word cannot save chanegs to the global template because it was opened
    > > with
    > > read-only access. do you want to save the changes in a template with a
    > > different name?"
    > >
    > > i always select no... but this window is so annoying.
    > >
    > > I found and read a thread relating to global template change errors.
    > > Following the thread I checked my add-ins and coms, but no add-ins or coms
    > > are listed. Also, I executed windows with this command: Winword.exe /a and
    > > word does load quicker and doesn't have the global template error window.
    > > So,
    > > I'm baffled. Is there another location for add-ins that i missed in the
    > > tool
    > > menu? help!
    > >
    > > Tom
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    Tom, Apr 11, 2006
    #3
  4. Re: Global Template was opened read-only access. Do you want to sa

    Normal.dot should not be shared. Ever!
    If you are trying to share customizations, you share styles through custom
    document templates and everything else through one or more additional global
    templates.
    --
    See http://addbalance.com/word/movetotemplate.htm for step-by-step
    instructions on moving / sharing / copying / backing-up customizations
    including AutoText, AutoCorrect, keyboard assignments, toolbars, macros,
    etc.
    --

    Charles Kenyon

    Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

    Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
    Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

    See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!

    My criminal defense site: http://addbalance.com
    --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
    This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
    and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
    from my ignorance and your wisdom.

    "Tom" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thx, it was a workgroup template location that was read-only access. Thx
    > Charles.
    >
    > "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
    >
    >> Try checking normal.dot with Word closed. Is it read-only? Is it in a
    >> folder
    >> to which you do not have edit rights? It should be in the folder listed
    >> under Tools > Options > File Locations for User Templates. That folder's
    >> name should not be 1033 or other combination of numbers.
    >>
    >> For more on the different kinds of templates, tabs on the file new
    >> dialog,
    >> and locations of templates folders see
    >> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm.
    >> --
    >>
    >> Charles Kenyon
    >>
    >> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
    >>
    >> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
    >> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
    >>
    >> See also the MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/ which is awesome!
    >> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
    >> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
    >> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
    >> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
    >>
    >> "Tom" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >I keep getting this error when i close word:
    >> >
    >> > "Word cannot save chanegs to the global template because it was opened
    >> > with
    >> > read-only access. do you want to save the changes in a template with a
    >> > different name?"
    >> >
    >> > i always select no... but this window is so annoying.
    >> >
    >> > I found and read a thread relating to global template change errors.
    >> > Following the thread I checked my add-ins and coms, but no add-ins or
    >> > coms
    >> > are listed. Also, I executed windows with this command: Winword.exe /a
    >> > and
    >> > word does load quicker and doesn't have the global template error
    >> > window.
    >> > So,
    >> > I'm baffled. Is there another location for add-ins that i missed in the
    >> > tool
    >> > menu? help!
    >> >
    >> > Tom
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
    Charles Kenyon, Apr 11, 2006
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