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The Templates dialog box does not appear for three or four seconds when you try to create new documents by using the templates in Office 2003

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Problem description
When you try to create new documents by using templates that are located on a network share in Microsoft Office 2003, the Templates dialog box does not appear for three or four seconds. This problem occurs if you set the file location of the workgroup templates to a drive that you have mapped to the network share. This article helps you fix the problem.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.
Fix it for me
  1. Apply hotfix 957043.

    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    957043 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package (Mso.msp): August 26, 2008
  2. To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.



    Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

    Note if you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

    Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myself
Important 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:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this problem, apply hotfix 957043, and then set the DisableFolderTrackingForMappedDrives registry entry to enable the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Apply hotfix 957043.

    For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    957043 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package (Mso.msp): August 26, 2008
  2. Set the DisableFolderTrackingForMappedDrives registry entry. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type DisableFolderTrackingForMappedDrives, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click DisableFolderTrackingForMappedDrives, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
    8. Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 957044 - Last Review: 09/05/2013 03:34:00 - Revision: 5.0

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