I have a normal.dot on a shared network drive that I use to replace users' normal.dot when they get corrupted.
Here is something new. I copied the normal to the appropriate directory on the users computer and some of the settings wheren't in the normal when the user opened Word- specifically, reading layout was checked and drawing canvas was turned on. I opened the dot on the network drive and they were not turned on.
Extra wierdness -- on some computers the normal copies, well, normally. On others, the settings are different.
All are running Office 2003 SP-3.