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word normal.dot template

Postby am9objMwOQ » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:13:08 GMT

we have managed to change the word template so that when we open word it 
brings up writing in the new file.  How do we reinstate the templat?  we have 
tried uninstalling office and reinstalling and that did not work.  Anyone got 
any ideas how we can correct it please

Re: word normal.dot template

Postby Elliott Roper » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:24:07 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Delete the writing in the template?
You need to open Normal or Normal.dotm in (probably)
~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/
..and save it back AS A TEMPLATE.
Ah Normal.dot .. not only did you not say what version of Mac Word you
were on, you didn't even say you were on a PC.
It's probably the same on the dark side. Probably hidden somewhere

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Re: word normal.dot template

Postby Clive Huggan » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:02:29 GMT

On 17/4/08 2:24 AM, in article 160420081724079772% XXXX@XXXXX.COM , "Elliott

As Elliott alluded, you've landed in a discussion group for users of Mac
versions of Word (not your fault: it's a charming foible of Microsoft's
"discussions" web interface, which I see you used). Mac versions differ
variously from PC versions, so you're probably better off continuing the
discussion in the right group.  Here's where all the groups are listed:


Clive Huggan

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