Where is Prompt for document properties in Word 2007?

In the microsoft.public.word.docmanagement newsgroup, someone asked:

In previous versions of Word, you could turn on an option to display the properties dialog box every time a new document was saved. Pretty easy.


In Word 2003’s Tools->Options->Save tab, you could tell Word to prompt for document properties

Who can tell me how to do this in Word 2007. Can’t find the option anywhere.

In the Developer tab (if it’s not showing, turn it on in Word Options->Popular), click Document Panel. At the bottom of the Document Information Panel dialog box, tick the Always show document information panel on document open and initial save option.

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2 Responses to Where is Prompt for document properties in Word 2007?

  1. vknowles says:

    On my system anyway, the “Display by default” box contains only “Standard properties.” Is there any way to default to “Advanced properties”?

  2. herbt3 says:

    Not that way. You can use a macro. The old-style setting is still accessible using a macro, even though it’s not accessible through the interface. The following macro will turn on the prompt for advanced properties when saving a document:

    Sub TurnPropPromptOn()
    Options.SavePropertiesPrompt = True
    End Sub

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