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Old 09-02-2014, 11:22 AM
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Hi. I create .dotx fillable word locked files for our customer service staff to use (several people use these files daily). I use an some existing .docx file as a base, modify it changing text or adding or deleting things, change the title of the file, lock the form then select "save as" from the file menu and select my desktop as the location and .dotx from the pull down menu and save the file.

Then I open that file up and check to make sure it's filling in correction with the form parts and select "save as" again and when the dialogue box appears it has a name highlighted in blue which is a very old name that I gave to a very old file and not "document1" like it should or document2.

I thought this only happened on my machine, but a staff member asked me why it was happening and said it always gives her the same name which is "employee checklist" which was an old form I created way back when.



How do I get it to change back to what the default should be? I have looked into it and can't find an answer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 09-02-2014, 03:41 PM
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Did you clear the document's Title property before saving it as a template? Your description suggests you didn't.
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Hi Paul,

Could you possibly tell me how to clear the document's title property? I'm on a mac and I can't seem to find it even when I do a search on the web of where that would be. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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At a guess (I use a PC, which doesn't have the mac menu structure), via File|Properties>Title.
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Hi Paul,

I checked properties and the "title" is blank in the summary, it just has my name as the creator and my company. Hum... It's very strange that the name keeps appearing but the file properties have it blank, there is a "content tab" and it says title, but when you click on it it won't let you edit it or doing anything to it. Thank you for your help. I guess I will just continue to delete the title that keeps appearing.
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