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Old 05-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Dumb Office 2011 question.

When I hit Cmd-N, I am getting a Notebook format sheet opening.

How do I open a blank sheet to compose a letter? Not from a template, that is.

As you can guess, I rarely open new dox in Word.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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That is controlled by your Word normal.dotm file, which has the settings used by Word to create a New File.
Open Word, then search for help to "change default document settings" or something similar.
You can also simply reset the normal.dotm file to original defaults by renaming the existing file, then relaunching Word. That will create a fresh normal template file. It's in your user folder/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates folder.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Spotlight didn't find normal.dotm.

Any idea where I can look for it please?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Instructions: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...-document.html
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #5
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Many thanks. I couldn't find the normal.dot(m) template, or any others for that matter, but it did give me the option, under All, to open a blank page, which is what I wanted.

Where are those templates stored??
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:28 AM   #6
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Library -> Application Support -> Microsoft -> Office -> User Templates
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #7
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Interesting. Found Normal.dotm straight away. How come Spotlight could not find it? I have nothing excluded in System Prefs.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:03 AM   #8
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IIRC Spotlight doesn't display things that the average user doesn't need to see. That would include most of the Library.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:08 AM   #9
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This begs an interesting question:

Are there any top-end search apps out there that you would recommend?

i.e., ones that show Everything in a search?
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:12 AM   #10
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find, grep - depending on name or content......
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:54 AM   #11
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Just find<space>NameofFile?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:22 AM   #12
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find <start here> -name '*<name fragment>*'

<start here> can be full path or current directory: . <- the dot
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:31 AM   #13
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Hmm..

I am not really getting this. Is there a GUI alternative?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:45 AM   #14
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GUI version of command line tools : Find Any File
http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GavinBKK
This begs an interesting question:

Are there any top-end search apps out there that you would recommend?

i.e., ones that show Everything in a search?

Use Spotlight in the Finder window. Click the little plus sign on the right side of the "Search:" bar and include System files.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:35 AM   #16
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Be warned....Spotlight can be well spotty from time to time ;-) that is when i reach for command line or Find Any File.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #17
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Afterthought:

`locate` is much faster than `find`, assuming the database is current.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #18
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I think this user likes the GUI way but i do agree that locate is quicker than find.
I find that locate DB does drift as well ;-)
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