Larry, I followed your advice, which was much easier than an uninstall and reinstall. first I took someone else’s global template (that I know is good), replaced the current with the new one, and it didn’t work. Then I took a template of my own that works when I create "new" using that template, renamed it and made it the global template. Again, no luck. Then I uninstalled and reinstalled Project, and STILL no luck. I have a workaround (all new files are created with a template of mine that works), but it’s inconvenient. This is very perplexing…….