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    Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    How do I add templates to the General window of New Office Document? No trouble doing so with Win98SE and Word 2000. Now using Win2000 and Office XP. Templates reside in Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersTemplates. Also, have not been able to add my templates to the Task Pane. Thanks.

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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    See if this trick works (I've only used it in Word 2000): copy a template to the desktop and rename it TEST.DOT. Then right-click copy it. In Word, pick File, New... and right-click paste it into the General tab (or wherever it is that you are trying to get the templates). Then use Start, Search, for Files... to figure out where XP put it. Does it help?

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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    Thanks for the help. Got so annoyed that prior to your message I played around and sent shortcuts of the three templates to the Desktop. Then created a new folder on Desktop, named it Templates. Put that folder on the Start Menu. It has a dropdown dialogue window when highlighted so easy to pick the proper template. If folder left on Desktop then have to open it to choose the template. Will try your approach as well.

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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    Don't have Word 2002 installed yet. It's sitting on my floor waiting for me to put out other fires.

    Try opening one of your templates and using Save As to save it as a template. It should attempt to save in the user templates folder by default. From there, it should show up on the General tab.

    My understanding is that Word 2002 is handling templates the same way that Word 2000 did. If that is true, read the article at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm> Template Basics</A> (addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm) for information on the different kinds of templates, where they are stored, and how to get them to show up under the File => New dialog.
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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    Thanks for the advice but it didn't work so I tried some more experimenting.

    Am using Win2000 so opened Cocuments and Settings'my name' Start MenuTemplates. That is the folder I created according to my prior post. Then copied the three templates into the next folder Cocuments and Settings'my name' Templates. This folder contained some but not all the templates in New Docs. Lo and behold, the three templates now appear in the General window of New Docs. These three templates also previously were in the same folder under Default User and All Users in Win2000 but never appleared in New Docs. Note: I am the administrator for this SOHO unit.

    Finally found all the remaining templates from New Docs in Cocuments and SettingsProgram FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033

    Many thanks for everyone's help. Problem eventually solved in roundabout fashion.

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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    You do <font color=red>not</font color=red> want to be putting any templates into the 1033 folder. You do <font color=red>not</font color=red> want that folder designated as your user templates folder.

    Go under Tools => Options => File locations and see what is set for user templates. See what is set for workgroup templates. If these are not set, you can set them, but again <font color=red>not</font color=red> c: my documents, <font color=red>not</font color=red> in Templates or Templates1033.
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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    Think there is some misunderstanding. Did not put the templates in My Documents folder or the 1033 folder. The path in Win2000 is Cocuments and SettingsMerwyn BaganTemplates

    In Tools, Options, File Locations there is a blank location (nothing) for workgroup templates and user templates are Cocuments and SettingsMerwyn BaganTemplates

    Appreciate your concern and advice. Is there something drastically wrong with the path as described?

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    Re: Templates Word 2002 (Word 2002)

    No problem. The settings you describe should work fine. The workgroup folder is for shared templates and would be useful if you are on a network or if more than one person uses the computer and you want everyone to have access to certain templates. Normal.dot goes in the user templates folder and should not be shared.
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