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    I have a highly customized Normal.dot that works fine on my XP system. I have a new laptop running Vista, and I can't figure out how to put my Normal.dot onto it.

    HELP!
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    [s]The default template for Word 2007 is Normal.dotm. This is in the new Office XML format, so you cannot simply rename Normal.dot.
    Normal.dotm lives in %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates by default, but you can look up the location for user templates in Office button > Word Options > File Locations.[/s]

    Forget the above (thanks, Rebel).

    The Normal.dot template for Word 2003 lives in a hidden folder, so you must display hidden files and folders in order to see it. You can find its location in Tools | Options..., File Locations tab, User Templates path.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='763775' date='05-Mar-2009 17:41']The default template for Word 2007 is Normal.dotm. This is in the new Office XML format, so you cannot simply rename Normal.dot.
    Normal.dotm lives in %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates by default, but you can look up the location for user templates in Office button > Word Options > File Locations.[/quote]

    I think Lou said he is running Word 2003.
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    Thanks, John. I was reading too hastily. I've edited my reply to Lou.

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    Thanks, fellows! I knew where it was, and I THOUGHT I was putting the right file in the right place, but I wasn't. #@$% Vista!
    Lou Sander
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    [quote name='Lou Sander' post='763783' date='05-Mar-2009 18:14']Thanks, fellows! I knew where it was, and I THOUGHT I was putting the right file in the right place, but I wasn't. #@$% Vista![/quote]

    So . . . . . . . #@$% Vista . . . . . or #@$% Lou ?
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