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    Once I have Word 2007 all set the way I'd like -- Quick Access bar, macros, menu changes, etc. -- how can I save these so that if I want to install Word later I can just recover the settings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Once I have Word 2007 all set the way I'd like -- Quick Access bar, macros, menu changes, etc. -- how can I save these so that if I want to install Word later I can just recover the settings?

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    Aren't all of your customizations stored in the "normal.dotm" template? Search for this and make a backup copy that you can relocate to the default location if you have to reinstall Word at some later time.
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    Word 97-2003 stored some customizations in the registry. Not sure about 2007, but you could export the Office and Word-related relevant registry keys for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    Word 97-2003 stored some customizations in the registry. Not sure about 2007, but you could export the Office and Word-related relevant registry keys for future reference.
    Jefferson, where can I find a listing of the relevant registry areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Jefferson, where can I find a listing of the relevant registry areas?
    I don't know whether it has been posted here before. The two most obvious areas to check would be:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office

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    Thanks Jefferson.

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    Actually, Word 2007 customizations are stored in various different files, not only in the NORMAL template (normal.dotm). There are separate files, for instance, for Quick Parts / Building Blocks, Quick Styles and Style Sets, the Quick Access Toolbar, numbered lists, custom templates, etc. For more information, see my blog post, Where important Word 2007 files are stored. It's not necessarily exhaustive, though I tried to include the most critical files -- the ones that would be most difficult to re-create from scratch.

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    Thanks Jan! The Vista listings should work in Win 7 as well I would think.

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    Yes, I'm hopeful they work for Windows 7. I don't have a Windows 7 machine (yet), so I can't test for myself.

    It occurs to me that I also need to research and add information about custom dictionaries and such, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. I'm working on a Word 2010 book and will try to remember to include that information in the section on file locations. (In fact, I'm writing myself a note to that effect right now.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by janbphd View Post
    Yes, I'm hopeful they work for Windows 7. I don't have a Windows 7 machine (yet), so I can't test for myself.

    It occurs to me that I also need to research and add information about custom dictionaries and such, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. I'm working on a Word 2010 book and will try to remember to include that information in the section on file locations. (In fact, I'm writing myself a note to that effect right now.)

    Jan
    Jan, I appreciate the help.

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    Did you consider Windows Easy Transfer to do this job for you? Just a thought, didn't try this myself. You'd be interested in Shared Items > Program Settings but perhaps you need more.

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