Re: Changing Normal.dot in Word

Subject: Re: Changing Normal.dot in Word
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:17:33 -0800

One really useful purpose for modifying Normal.dot, besides sharing
boilerplate text, is to share the same keyboard macros with all users.

I like the idea of a network login script that automatically writes a fresh
copy of Normal.dot daily to the following location:

%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\

Even if the user deletes Normal.dot, it gets overwritten every time they log
in.

In Word 2007, file locations are managed here:
MS Office button > Word options > Advanced
(scroll to bottom of dialog)
File locations


For our purposes, I instead created a shortcut to the network folder where
our templates are stored in that same %USERPROFILE% directory. Word resolves
the shortcut to the folder location when I click File > New, avoiding the
whole notion of workgroup templates.

-Tony



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References:
Changing Normal.dot in Word: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Changing Normal.dot in Word: From: Deborah Hemstreet
RE: Changing Normal.dot in Word: From: Pinkham, Jim

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