I use Word 2010 with the Navigation Pane on the left side of the screen and the Styles Pane (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S) on the right side of the screen. Whenever I open Word, I have to set this up manually. How can I make Word use my prefered pane layout when it starts?
If you name macros AutoNew and AutoOpen it will fire everytime you open a new or existing document.
The tricky part is hunting down the name of that dialog box. If it even is a dialogbox object. . .
I found that little turd. It's a Task Pane.
Put that into two macros and it should fire when you open a doc.
For future reference, seeing as this question comes up a lot (Mail Merge Pane is a popular request), you can hunt down the name of the object through the Keyboard Customizer and it will list them by object name. Then you just Search for it in the Macro Editor's Object Browser.
You can also use this technique in Visual Studios to write BomB macros.