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I have a bunch of word doc's that were created using a template - which is no longer available. If I am connected the company network when i try to open these documents Word hangs and will not open them. If i disconnect the network cable or i try to open them when not connected the company network the doc's open without a problem. I am wondering if there is anyway to remove the relience on this template from the doc's - I have copied the contents to a new doc and this solves the problem, however there are more than 100 doc's.

Any help appreciated.

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I believe you can go into the tools menu, select 'templates and addins" click on "attach" and attach the document to a local template (e.g. normal). I looking at Word 2003, so your exact menu sequence may be different. Unfortunately this is a document, by document process as well, so this may not solve it much better than moving the contents.

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Thankyou Will M problem solved - albeit it takes a little time to change all the attached templates. At least now because I attached the normal.dot template they can be opened by anyone. Thanks again –  Jeff Jan 22 '10 at 2:19
Hey Jeff, if this solved your problem you should upvote it and accept the answer. –  davidcl Jan 22 '10 at 20:00
Glad it helped. –  Will M Jan 23 '10 at 15:44

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