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Changing the Normal template

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Judy18, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Judy18

    Judy18 Flightless Bird

    I have Office 2007 on my new Windows 7 OS. When going through Help to learn
    how to modify the Normal template, the instructions only tell you what to do
    for Vista and XP OS.

    How do you modify and save a new Normal.dot template?
    --
    Judy18
     
  2. Herb Tyson [MVP]

    Herb Tyson [MVP] Flightless Bird

    First, since you're using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not Normal.dot.
    Second, the instructions for Vista should also work for Windows 7.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

    "Judy18" <Judy18@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:842CE71E-7942-45ED-9FF3-3B6488D62223@microsoft.com...
    > I have Office 2007 on my new Windows 7 OS. When going through Help to
    > learn
    > how to modify the Normal template, the instructions only tell you what to
    > do
    > for Vista and XP OS.
    >
    > How do you modify and save a new Normal.dot template?
    > --
    > Judy18
     
  3. Katherine Ramsey

    Katherine Ramsey Flightless Bird

    Modifying Normal.dotm template on Windows 7 machine

    On a Windows 7 machine, the only file to appear in the list is NormalEmail.dotm. So it's not the same. The normal.dotm isn't in the list of available templates.





    Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:

    First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not Normal.dot.
    31-Jan-10

    First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not Normal.dot.
    Second, the instructions for Vista should also work for Windows 7.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    On Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:53 PM
    Judy18 wrote:

    Changing the Normal template
    I have Office 2007 on my new Windows 7 OS. When going through Help to learn
    how to modify the Normal template, the instructions only tell you what to do
    for Vista and XP OS.

    How do you modify and save a new Normal.dot template?
    --
    Judy18

    On Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:23 PM
    Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:

    First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not Normal.dot.
    First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not Normal.dot.
    Second, the instructions for Vista should also work for Windows 7.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


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  4. Herb Tyson [MVP]

    Herb Tyson [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: Modifying Normal.dotm template on Windows 7 machine

    If you've used Word 2007 at least once, Normal.dotm exists on your computer.
    It might be in a system/hidden folder, in which case you would need to set
    your folder options to display such files.

    In Word 2007, press Ctrl+O. In the upper left part of the Open dialog box,
    do you have a left panel where it says Microsoft Word, and under that, it
    says Templates? If so, Normal.dotm should be in that Templates folder.

    --
    Herb Tyson MS MVP
    Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    Blog: http://word.herbtyson.com
    Web: http://www.herbtyson.com

    "Katherine Ramsey" wrote in message news:2010222102348kittyoh@yahoo.com...
    > On a Windows 7 machine, the only file to appear in the list is
    > NormalEmail.dotm. So it's not the same. The normal.dotm isn't in the
    > list of available templates.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:
    >
    > First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not
    > Normal.dot.
    > 31-Jan-10
    >
    > First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not
    > Normal.dot.
    > Second, the instructions for Vista should also work for Windows 7.
    >
    > --
    > Herb Tyson MS MVP
    > Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    > Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    > Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
    >
    > Previous Posts In This Thread:
    >
    > On Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:53 PM
    > Judy18 wrote:
    >
    > Changing the Normal template
    > I have Office 2007 on my new Windows 7 OS. When going through Help to
    > learn
    > how to modify the Normal template, the instructions only tell you what to
    > do
    > for Vista and XP OS.
    >
    > How do you modify and save a new Normal.dot template?
    > --
    > Judy18
    >
    > On Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:23 PM
    > Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:
    >
    > First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not
    > Normal.dot.
    > First, since you are using Word 2007, it will be Normal.dotm, not
    > Normal.dot.
    > Second, the instructions for Vista should also work for Windows 7.
    >
    > --
    > Herb Tyson MS MVP
    > Author of the Word 2007 Bible
    > Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
    > Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
    >
    >
    > Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    > WPF Custom Validation Using the Enterprise Library
    > http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...c-33ef1ec7d1a3/wpf-custom-validation-usi.aspx
     

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