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OFFXP: New Dialog Box Does Not Appear When You Click New on File Menu

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When you click New on the File menu in any of the Office XP programs listed at the beginning of this article, the New dialog box is not displayed.

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If you want to view templates, click General Templates on the Startup task pane.

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Task panes are modeless dialog boxes that are docked on one side of the screen in Office XP programs. Task panes provide a common area for those commands that require more information or options than a toolbar provides. The Startup task pane is the default task pane for every Office XP program. After you open a program, the Startup task pane is displayed on one side of the program window.

By using the Startup task pane, you can open files from the most recently used (MRU) file list, create a new file by using the default template, create a new file from an existing file, and create new files from templates.

In Access 2002, the Startup task pane is called the New File task pane. In Excel 2002, this is the New Workbook task pane. In PowerPoint 2002, this is the New Presentation task pane. In Publisher 2002, this is the New Publication task pane. In Word 2002, this is the New Document task pane. In FrontPage 2002, this is the New Page or Web task pane.

For additional information about task panes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
282085� OFFXP: Description of Task Panes in Office Programs

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Keywords: KB295342, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 295342
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/31/2007
Published on : 1/31/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 352