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Get Rid of Text in the Default Document

The Annoyance:

When I start Word, I get a document that already contains text—a letter I wrote last month. I have to select the text and delete it before I can start working on my new document. The same thing happens when I click the New Blank Document button on the Standard toolbar—the document I get isn't blank at all.

The Fix:

You've somehow saved your document into Normal.dot, the global template that's always open when Word is running. In theory, it's hard to get text into Normal.dot unintentionally, but it seems to happen surprisingly often.


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