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Microsoft KB Archive/172745

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Article ID: 172745

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172745


When you attempt to edit the default Browser path, a duplicate entry is created in the Browsers list in the Web page Preview dialog box.

NOTE: This problem occurs after you have installed the Web Authoring Tools Update. To see the problem, you must close the Web Page Preview dialog box, and then click Web Page Preview on the File menu.


In the Web Page Preview dialog box, select the browser you do not want, and then click Delete.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


When you edit the path to your Web browser, a duplicate entry for your browser is created. One entry is the default original Web browser entry, and the other entry is the edited version.

To edit the path to your Web browser, follow these steps.

NOTE: When you change the path for your Web browser, you may not be able to use Word to preview your HTML document.

  1. Open an HTML document in Word.
  2. On the File menu, click Web Page Preview.

    NOTE: If you have multiple Web browsers installed on your computer, each browser will be listed in the Web Page Preview dialog box under Browser. If your browser is not listed, click Add, and then click Browse to add your browser to the list. If you type the path and file name for your Web browser, you may receive the following error message if the path or file name is incorrect.

    Invalid path or filename

  3. Select your browser, and then click Edit.
  4. Click Browse, select the correct location for your browser, and then click Open.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Do either of the following:
    • Click Preview to view the HTML document in your Web browser.

    • Click Close to close the Web Page Preview dialog box, and return to your HTML document.

For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172743 WD97: Web Preview Edit\Browser Path Limited to 50 Characters

172747 WD97: What's New in the Web Page Authoring Tools Update

172746 WD97: Deleted Web Browser Reappears in Web Page Preview Dialog

163299 WD97: Web Page Authoring Tools AutoUpdate

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