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Every time that you start Microsoft Office Word 2003, the Getting Started task pane appears.
There are two solutions to this problem.
Solution 2Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
The following registry value corresponds to this setting:
Value Name: StartupDialog
Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 0x00000000 (0)