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At wit's end: getting toolbar to show automatically in Word 2003
Thread poster: Sandra Alboum

Sandra Alboum  Identity Verified
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Jan 18, 2008

Hi.

I have a brand new Vista machine. SDL Trados 2007. Office 2007.

After reading about (and experiencing!) the ridiculously slow speed of Trados in Word 2007, I downgraded to Word 2003, which I used on my previous XP machine.

I CANNOT get the Trados toolbar to show automatically when I open Word now. I copied the Trados8 template into the Startup folder, like normal, but it doesn't open when I open Word. I have to go into Templates & Add-Ons and check the Trados8 template, which shows up under Global Templates, to see it show on the screen.

I've tried to modify the normal.dot template, but I get an error that I cannot modify it and save it (with a different name, of course) into the same folder where it resides currently. So I go into Templates & Add-ons, open the Trados template, make sure everything is fine, and save normal.dot onto my desktop. Then I move in into the Startup folder, remove the regular normal.dot file, rename my new one as normal.dot, open Word and ... no Trados toolbar. I have to go back to Templates & Add-ons to get it to show again.

Can anyone help me? This is getting frustrating.

Thanks.
Sandra


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RWSTranslation
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Local time: 12:24
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Correct folder? Jan 18, 2008

Have you copied the trados8.dot into the correct folder/directory? There are two startup directories in Office 2003.

The correct one is C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP

where USER NAME is your Windows user name.


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