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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How to troubleshoot the starting problems of Word 2002, Word 2003 and Word 2007?

This tip will help you to recover the default setting in Microsoft Word 2002, 2003 and 2007. Normally most of the options in Microsoft word are saved in the word data registry key. You can edit the word data registry key to troubleshooting the default settings problems. Word basic troubleshooting step is to delete the Word Data registry key. The next time that you start Word, Word rebuilds the Word Data registry key by using the default settings. These setting include the "Display, Proofing, Save and some Advance features options". You can also reset all settings that you customize in the Options dialog box.

In Word 2002 and Word 2003, you can view these options on the Tools menu and then click Options.

In Word 2007, you can view these options, click on Microsoft office Button and then click Word Options.

Follow the given steps to restore the Word default settings:

To edit the data registry key, first you should log onto your computer with administrative rights.

Click Start button and type regedit in Run option then press Enter for next. Here locate the following registry subkey, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running:

In Word 2002 go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft \Office\10.0\Word\Data

In Word 2003 go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Office\11.0\Word\Data

In Word 2007 go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Office\12.0\Word\Data

Here select the Data folder and delete the all entries from the right side panel. Now reload your computer and run Word to verify the default settings.

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