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The file Normal.dot already exists

When closing Word 2003, a msg pops up: "The file Normal.dot already
exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?" If I choose Yes,
it closes. If I choose No, it prompts me to save. When I cancel, it
goes back to the blank document screen. If I click close
again..."Changes have been made that affect the global template,
Normal.dot. Do you want to save those changes?" Word closes if I
choose Yes or No.

An Ideas how to fix this?

Thanks

Ron


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Just when things were working great, I get this message every time I exit
Outlook:
"The file normal.dot already exists. Do you want to replace the existing
file?"

I don't really care what Outlook does with the normal dot. I don't use word
other than with Outlook. I can't understand why the normal.dot would need to
be replaced. Earlier today I searched for "normal" and only one normal.dot
was found which I deleted, knowing that word will replace it, but the message
still comes.

Hi all,
Not sure is it the right place to ask this question.

Problem 1: Whenever I open my OutLook 2003, it keeps asking me below question.
You can connect to the server using the network, or work offline, or cancel
this logon.
"Connect" "Work Offline" "Cancel"

Ok, so with hopes of getting rid of an annoying message instructing me
something to the effect a the file Normal.dot already existed everytime I
closed Outlook I did an Office repair using the "Detect and Repair" option.
When all was done and I opened Outlook again all my e-mails had dissapeared
and it asked to set up an account for the program. So far I've only
configured it for my Hotmail account, not my other one just in case the
e-mails associated with that account are hidden in a folder somewhere and
adding said account, would delete it. If I go to
AppData>Local>Microsoft>Outlook there exists a file named Outlook.pst, which
is over 2GB (I suspect my lost email may be here). My question is, is it at
all possible to retrieve my lost email? I'd appreciated it if anyone would
guide me how.

Hi all,
Not sure is it the right place to ask this question.

Problem 1: Whenever I open my OutLook 2003, it keeps asking me below question.
You can connect to the server using the network, or work offline, or cancel
this logon.
"Connect" "Work Offline" "Cancel"

Hi, there,

I've the problem while I creat a new user account, for example, grace. I've noticed that the server creates an email address "grace2@mail.com". I'm very sure there is no another "grace@mail.com" in my organization. So I've tried to change the address name back to "grace@mail.com". But it only responed me "The e-mail address already exists in the organization."

Can somebody help me how to deal with this issue? Thank you very much.

We just finished our migration to Exchange from Notes. We are using
Exchange 2003 on a W2k3 box. One Exchange server, 4 domain
controllers. We had an alias called "Everyone" in Lotus Notes. I
created a query based distribution group on AD for Everyone. I want it
to just be a global distribution group. I deleted "Everyone" and was
unable to create a global distribution group using that alias. I got
the error that Everyone already exists even though it was deleted
already. I tried the Mailbox Cache Age Limit fix and it still gives me
the same error.

I just tried to create another Query based distribution group called
Everyone and it let me do it. But for some reason it won't let me
create the regular distribution group with that name.

It is not hidden on the GAL. Is there something I'm missing here?
Thanks for your help.

Paul

I can't open any of my email in my account. The message is "Folder Already
Exists". It won't let me delete it either. This is in my Microsoft Outlook.
I have the latest version and have Vista.


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Hello,
How are you?

When outlook closes, it tries to change the normal.dot file in MS Word 2003
globally.
How do I stop this?

Thank you.

SIncerely,
Paul Vakerling

Hello,

I am having some problems with clients who have changes something or updated
something in Outlook 2003 that now any time they exit they get a popup
stating that the normal.dot file has been changed and do they want to save
the changes. I do not see anything off in the configuration of Outlook.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jon

Hello!
I have developed a shared add-in for Word 2000, when I opened a Word
document(let me call this application A), the add-in loaded automatically,
then called a COM DLL to do Word Automation. So, another Word instance(call
it B) started. After some operation, B was closed by COM DLL. Just this
moment, because A & B both use a same normal template normal.dot, there pop
up a warning dialog say "Word cannot save this file because it is already
open elsewhere(C:.....normal.dot)".

And in the COM DLL, I have tried to use
Application.Quit SaveChanges:=wdDoNotSaveChanges
or
Application.NormalTemplate.Saved = True

But the result are same, the Annoying dialog still exists.

Could some one give me a suggestion to solve this problem? You help will be
greatly appreciated!

Hello,

I'm using the COM office interface (Microsoft Office 11.0 Object
Library) to write directly in a word document using the Word.Range
interface.

All is ok in this process, my problem is that when i close the
document, if nothing is writed in the document i do not save anything
in my Word.Document.Close and Word.Application.Quit functions but when
i call the Quit function and for example is at least one instance of
the word in use/open then it allways return this error message boxes:

"Word cannot save this file because it is already open elsewhere. (c:
document...Normal.dot)"

and then gives an error.

"Run time error 5995 - Word cannot write to file"

Is there any way of avoid this problem? (if no word document instance
is open then this does not happen).

I realy don't care about the Normal.dot document, i don't change it,
so i don't want to save it, but it allways tells me this.

PS: my open function looks like this
Word.Application app = new Word.ApplicationClass();
object filename = str_doc_path;
object readOnly = false;
object confirmconversions = false;
object addToRecent = false;
object isVisible = true;
object writePasswordTemplate = false;
// Here is the way to handle parameters you don't care about in .NET
object missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
// Open the document that was chosen by the dialog
Word.Document document = app.Documents.Open(
ref filename,
ref confirmconversions,
ref readOnly,
ref addToRecent,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref isVisible,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing);

Nuno

Hello,

I'm using the COM office interface (Microsoft Office 11.0 Object
Library) to write directly in a word document using the Word.Range
interface.

All is ok in this process, my problem is that when i close the
document, if nothing is writed in the document i do not save anything
in my Word.Document.Close and Word.Application.Quit functions but when
i call the Quit function and for example is at least one instance of
the word in use/open then it allways return this error message boxes:

"Word cannot save this file because it is already open elsewhere. (c:
document...Normal.dot)"

and then gives an error.

"Run time error 5995 - Word cannot write to file"

Is there any way of avoid this problem? (if no word document instance
is open then this does not happen).

I realy don't care about the Normal.dot document, i don't change it,
so i don't want to save it, but it allways tells me this.

PS: my open function looks like this
Word.Application app = new Word.ApplicationClass();
object filename = str_doc_path;
object readOnly = false;
object confirmconversions = false;
object addToRecent = false;
object isVisible = true;
object writePasswordTemplate = false;
// Here is the way to handle parameters you don't care about in .NET
object missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
// Open the document that was chosen by the dialog
Word.Document document = app.Documents.Open(
ref filename,
ref confirmconversions,
ref readOnly,
ref addToRecent,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref isVisible,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing,
ref missing);

Nuno


When I attempt to change about any option in Outlook 2010 I get a "the file does not exist" error message when selecting OK to exit the option screen.  Examples:  Changing the color, revising add-ins, changing conversation options, etc.  I must cancel from the screen to exit.

I have tried starting in safe mode (outlook /safe).  I can change the options successfully, but the change does not take when I next start Outlook normally.

I have tried the repair option in add/remove programs - actually programs since I'm running 64-bit Win7.  no change.

I have no idea what file does not exist, or where it should be!

I can set options on other Office applications.

Short of reinstalling, any suggestions?  i'm thinging that may not help me.

 

OL 2002 SP3
Win XP HE SP1

Follow-up to: microsoft.public.outlook

I am having a really hard time creating proper html signatures in OL
that "stick", i.e. remain the way I designed them using Advanced Edit
(using Word as editor) in OL.

The problems seems to be rather complex and perplexing to me--but
probably a "style" issue:

This is what I do:

I create an html signature using Tools|Options|Mail
Format|Signatures|Edit|Advanced Edit whic opens Word as the editor.
I make changes to styles by selecting the signature text and changing
fonts size or color; save the signature--which saves it as an html file
(and creates matching txt and rtf files in the "signature folder.)

Then, when I create a new email--I use Word as the html/rich Text
editor--the signature n is there but using the default font Times New
Roman 12 pt, for example, not what I had created during edit process.

Example: Let's say I used Verdana as font while creating signature.

When creating a new message, it comes back as Times with text apparently
being style "Heading1" when I selected normal or normal+Verdana during
edit process.

Even if I go back to editing the signature in Word and reselect the text
and apply the style, it does not stick and is back to Heading1 upon
creation of new emails--thus looking different than intended (different
font, etc.).

THAT in itself, is frustrating.

I then decided to "be smart" (I was only kidding myself probably) based
on this reasoning: Perhaps, the style created during design of
signature--the style will be normal+modifications--does not appear in
normal.dot And since I have to come to believe that when one creates a
new email message in OL [when using Word as html and Rich Text editor]
OL uses normal.dot; I added the style to normal.dot; so that it would
"stick".

Then came other problems; possibly conflicts of styles based on names, etc.

Then I tried deleting the modified style (cascading children) and create
brand NEW styles with a custom name, and build it from scratch, adding
it to normal.dot. (To avoid conflicts).

That seemed to resolve my problem in the signature in question but
created problems in other signatures that undoubtedly use some form of
cascading children of some style I have modified and thus now looking
different and like crap.

Unfortunately, I cannot back track completely what I did.

SO, faced with this mess, I am just about ready to delete my normal.dot
and let it recreate itself, delete all the signatures--there are many of
them unfortunately--and start from scratch.

My problem is that I don't have a PROPER and EXACT procedure for
creating html signatures for use with OL2002; so that they display the
way I design them, consistently.

I was wondering if any experts out there can help me by:

1) Confirming that to use custom styles in OL signatures, I HAVE to add
the custom styles to normal.dot OL uses normal.dot when it creates a
"New Message". True or false?

I really don't like adding all kinds of styles to normal.dot or making
lots of changes to it as I might screw it up, etc. I'd much rather
create styles in a template called custom.dot, for example; but.....

2) Tell me an exact and proper procedure to follow to design and create
a properly formatted html signature in OL2002 SP3 so that it WILL
display the way I designed it in Word using the Advanced Edit feature
under Tools|Signatures, etc.?

Thanks a lot!

Hi, recently I am unable to open attachments within Outlook that have
an extension of .msg. When previewing a message in the preview pane,
the attachment MSG icon appears white. When the message is opened, it
changes to a beige color. Double-clicking (and choosing Open from the
menu) on the icon in either state yields no results.

When I save the message to my desktop, I took the DDE command used to
open files with the .msg extension ("C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office
Office10OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "%1"). I changed to the directory where the
message is and ran: "C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office
Office10OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "email.msg". I get the error:

"Can't open file: email.msg. The file may not exist, you may not have
permission to open it, or it may be open in another program. Right-
click the folder that contains the file, and then click Properties to
check your permissions for the folder."

The file is not open in any other program and permissions are set so
everyone has full control.

Usually I'm good at figuring this stuff out, but I've hit a road
block. I'd greatly appreciate any help.

I am using Windows XP Pro (Version 2002) SP2.

Thanks.

I am trying to open an .OFT form one of the web pages by providing a link to
the .OFT form stored on the server. For some users, the form is opening and
working fine. But for some users the following error is coming.

Can't Open file: C:Documents and Settingsuser profileLocal
Settingstemplorary Internet FilesOFT Form.oft. The file may not exist,
you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program.
Right-click the folder that contains the file, and them click Properties to
check your permissions for the folder.

I am wondering whether i am missing any settings while saving the file, or
how to fix this problem on the client machines.

Please could help me in resolving the issue.

Hello, I'm using WordXP (2003) on a WinXP-pro PC.... When I use Outlook
(with my default Word processor set to MSWord), I now always get this error
message:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
/! Changes have been made that affect the global template, Normal.dot.
Do you want to save those changes?
[Yes] [No] [Cancel]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

I used to "never" get this error... it just started a few days ago...

A "possible" thing was I updated my AdobeAcrobat (full version) software,
which does have a Word add-in macro. But I went in and took that out, I
think, and still get the error.

Also got a "stamps.com" add-in, but it's always worked great in past.

Also tried renaming the normal.dot and creating a new one.

Also tried the Microsoft article by Beth Melton at MS Office Online, but
wasn't able to get these steps to fix it in my case. The article is at
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...514521033.aspx

Also tried answering "Yes" "No" "Cancel", no affect

Nothing seems to work, already posted in MSWord group, but since it's
occuring specific to Outlook, posted here and would greatly appreciate if
anyone might have suggestions.

Thanks,
George

Hi, recently I am unable to open attachments within Outlook that have
an extension of .msg. When previewing a message in the preview pane,
the attachment MSG icon appears white. When the message is opened, it
changes to a beige color. Double-clicking (and choosing Open from the
menu) on the icon in either state yields no results.

When I save the message to my desktop, I took the DDE command used to
open files with the .msg extension ("C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office
Office10OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "%1"). I changed to the directory where the
message is and ran: "C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office
Office10OUTLOOK.EXE" /f "email.msg". I get the error:

"Can't open file: email.msg. The file may not exist, you may not have
permission to open it, or it may be open in another program. Right-
click the folder that contains the file, and then click Properties to
check your permissions for the folder."

The file is not open in any other program and permissions are set so
everyone has full control.

Usually I'm good at figuring this stuff out, but I've hit a road
block. I'd greatly appreciate any help.

I am using Windows XP Pro (Version 2002) SP2.

Thanks.

OL 2002 SP3
Win XP HE SP1

Follow-up to: microsoft.public.outlook

I am having a really hard time creating proper html signatures in OL
that "stick", i.e. remain the way I designed them using Advanced Edit
(using Word as editor) in OL.

The problems seems to be rather complex and perplexing to me--but
probably a "style" issue:

This is what I do:

I create an html signature using Tools|Options|Mail
Format|Signatures|Edit|Advanced Edit whic opens Word as the editor.
I make changes to styles by selecting the signature text and changing
fonts size or color; save the signature--which saves it as an html file
(and creates matching txt and rtf files in the "signature folder.)

Then, when I create a new email--I use Word as the html/rich Text
editor--the signature n is there but using the default font Times New
Roman 12 pt, for example, not what I had created during edit process.

Example: Let's say I used Verdana as font while creating signature.

When creating a new message, it comes back as Times with text apparently
being style "Heading1" when I selected normal or normal+Verdana during
edit process.

Even if I go back to editing the signature in Word and reselect the text
and apply the style, it does not stick and is back to Heading1 upon
creation of new emails--thus looking different than intended (different
font, etc.).

THAT in itself, is frustrating.

I then decided to "be smart" (I was only kidding myself probably) based
on this reasoning: Perhaps, the style created during design of
signature--the style will be normal+modifications--does not appear in
normal.dot And since I have to come to believe that when one creates a
new email message in OL [when using Word as html and Rich Text editor]
OL uses normal.dot; I added the style to normal.dot; so that it would
"stick".

Then came other problems; possibly conflicts of styles based on names, etc.

Then I tried deleting the modified style (cascading children) and create
brand NEW styles with a custom name, and build it from scratch, adding
it to normal.dot. (To avoid conflicts).

That seemed to resolve my problem in the signature in question but
created problems in other signatures that undoubtedly use some form of
cascading children of some style I have modified and thus now looking
different and like crap.

Unfortunately, I cannot back track completely what I did.

SO, faced with this mess, I am just about ready to delete my normal.dot
and let it recreate itself, delete all the signatures--there are many of
them unfortunately--and start from scratch.

My problem is that I don't have a PROPER and EXACT procedure for
creating html signatures for use with OL2002; so that they display the
way I design them, consistently.

I was wondering if any experts out there can help me by:

1) Confirming that to use custom styles in OL signatures, I HAVE to add
the custom styles to normal.dot OL uses normal.dot when it creates a
"New Message". True or false?

I really don't like adding all kinds of styles to normal.dot or making
lots of changes to it as I might screw it up, etc. I'd much rather
create styles in a template called custom.dot, for example; but.....

2) Tell me an exact and proper procedure to follow to design and create
a properly formatted html signature in OL2002 SP3 so that it WILL
display the way I designed it in Word using the Advanced Edit feature
under Tools|Signatures, etc.?

Thanks a lot!

Hi,

I'm using Outlook 2003 SP3.

I have saved emails on my C drive as .msg files. I'm having a problem opening them. They will open up once, but the second time i attempt to open them i get the following error message:-

"Can't Open file: . The file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program. Right-click the folder that contains the file, and then click Properties to check your permissions for the folder."

I have worked out (from observing task manager) that when i open the email message the process "OUTLOOK.EXE" starts, but when i close the message this process remains open. When i attempt to open the message a second time a second "OUTLOOK.EXE" opens in addition to the first and therefore i get the error message.

There is obviously not a problem with permissions as i can open the file once and the file definitly does exist as i can see it in explorer.

Can anyone give me any tips on why this happens or how to solve it, preferably without manually stopping the duplicate Outlook processes in task manager every time?

S

When I close Outlook 2003 SP3 I get the warning message, "Changes have been
made that affect the global template, Normal.dot. Do you want to save those
changes?" (I always click,"No.") This happens EVERY TIME I compose or edit
a message before closing, but NEVER when I simply receive, read, and/or
re-file e-mail before closing. Possibly relevant details follow:

I'm on a computer with Office 2003 Basic Edition SP3 (including Word 2003
SP3, of course) running under Windows XP SP3. I have my Outlook
"Tools/Options/Preferences/E-mail Options..." set to "Read all
standard/digitally signed mail in plain text," and my "Tools/Options/Mail
Format" set to "Compose in this message format: Plain Text" and "Use
Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages." (The latter is mainly
to provide spell checking, but maybe there's a work-around...)

I've seen notices about this warning message appearing when closing
Microsoft Word itself, but that is NOT happening in my case. Although I have
made minor changes to Normal.dot in Word. I NEVER get this warning upon
closing a Word 2003 session, so I'm guessing that my problem has something to
do with a conflict between Outlook and Word settings.

Any suggestions about how to eliminate this annoyance (preferably with
minimal changes to my desired settings) would be greatly appreciated. -- JCW

I am trying to open an .OFT form one of the web pages by providing a link to
the .OFT form stored on the server. For some users, the form is opening and
working fine. But for some users the following error is coming.

Can't Open file: C:Documents and SettingsLocal
Settingstemplorary Internet Files. The file may not exist,
you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program.
Right-click the folder that contains the file, and them click Properties to
check your permissions for the folder.

I am wondering whether i am missing any settings while saving the file, or
how to fix this problem on the client machines.

Please could help me in resolving the issue.

Hello, my problem is:
When I open Word application, and click my add-in, the add-in call my
another DLL to automatic word to do some work, at this time ,there are two
WORD process, and a waring dialog writing "This file is in use by another
application or user.(C:...Normal.dot)

What should I do so that the dialog will not pop up, Thank you!


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