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Word Automatically Saved Changes to the Normal Document Template

Question: When I use my computer to start Microsoft Word 2007, the system presents the message, “Word automatically saved changes to the Normal document template. Do you want to load it?”

What should I do?

Answer: Microsoft Word is notorious for having a number of annoying features, and this is one of them. The most common reason for this issue is when something occurs in the background of Microsoft Word that causes the programme to become unresponsive.

For instance, you may be using Word 2007 to type, and all of a sudden, a box could pop up informing you that Word has run into an issue and needs to be restarted. This message could appear for no apparent reason. Word will restart itself on occasion, but there are also situations when it will not.

Regardless, the next time you use Word, you are greeted with the dreaded and annoying popup informing you that the Normal template you were using has been updated. The majority of the time, the issue is just that Word has frozen, despite the fact that it is not impossible for this issue to be the result of a problem brought on by spyware or a virus. In any case, it is highly recommended that you perform a scan for viruses, malware, and spyware simply to be on the safe side.

In the question, this problem occurred with Word 2007, but this error is a classic that has been common to versions of Microsoft Word for many years. This usually happens when people really didn’t change Normal.dot. The easiest and most effective way to solve this problem is to:

  1. Close Word 2007
  2. Search for all files on your computer called Normal.dot or Normal.dotm. Delete them. Keep in mind that if you actually did make changes to Normal.dot, you are going to lose them.
  3. Start Microsoft Word. Word will automatically create a new Normal.dot file for you.

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