Re: Changing Normal.dot in Word

Subject: Re: Changing Normal.dot in Word
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 14:14:57 -0800

The best and possibly the only reliable way to do this is if your company has
implemented a systems management server. If so, your network/desktop admins can
configure the server to automatically compare users' normal.dot to a protected
master and synch it on a regular basis whether users restart their systems or
not, and can set the permissions of users' normal.dot files to prevent any
manual formatting they do in Word from being saved to normal.dot and prevent
users from manually deleting the file. However, this will not do anything about
the issue Deborah brought up (the styles in your Word docs being overwritten if
the files are opened by someone who doesn't use your company's default
template), so if you do this you'll either need to define your own unique styles
or just not give out docs in Word.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Does anyone know how we can implement this change, so that users will get
> the "new" normal.dot when they are creating a file?

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