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    Place for a custom template file in Word 7

    I made a template file "aaa.dotx" and have it in the same folder as the Word 7 document ""bbb,docx" . Now I want to move the template file into the right place so I can attach it to a new document. How do I do that?

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    In previous versions of Word, whenever you selected the template file type, the destination would be changed to the "user templates" folder where normal.dotx resides. This usually is under Application Data or AppData, as the case may be in your version of Windows.

    Edit: I omitted to say I was referring to the Save As dialog.
    Last edited by jscher2000; 2011-06-04 at 17:19. Reason: Whoops

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    In Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
    In Windows 7: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Temp lates
    I never used Vista...

    The Application Data or AppData folder is hidden by default. If you can't find this folder, open Windows Explorer. Display any folder, click Tools > Folder Options and on the View tab, find "Hidden files and folders" -- it's near the top of the list. Make sure you choose the option to "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"

    Best, Kim

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    Honestly, could Microsoft make Word any less intuitive or user friendly? Hiding such features is just bad! I'm sure your response will take care of my dilemma. Thanks very much.

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