A. If you select New within, for example, Explorer you will be given a large list of document templates that have registered themselves on your machine.

If you would like to trim away some of these perform the following:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  3. Move to the file extension of the template you no longer want to be displayed, e.g. .s3d for Simply 3D, .psp for Paint Shop Pro, .doc for Word
  4. If the template appears on the New menu there will be a subkey, ShellNew. Select this key and press DEL. Click YES to the confirmation
  5. Close the registry editor

It will now be removed from the new menu (you will have to restart Explorer if it is running so it reloads in the registry information).