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    5 Star Lounger Lugh's Avatar
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    Word always open new doc with a custom template

    I want Word to always open using a specific custom template, either on initial launch or for File > New or New on the QAT.

    Currently, all these actions present the 'chose a template' start screen. My template is on the top line, so no big deal to find and click it. However it's an irritant when doing it dozens of times in a work session.

    Best solution I've found is to pin my preferred template to Word's icon on the taskbar, so right-click and click launches a new doc based on my template.

    Seems odd to me that Word wouldn't have a setting for this. Is it hidden somewhere?

    Alternatively, is there VBA code which could be put in the Normal template which would unload Normal and start a doc with a specified template?
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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    See Easy New Document Package and Letterhead Add-Ins - replacement default new document for ideas and code.
    MyNewTemplateQAT.png (Click for readme file.)

    See also FileNew Variations in Word for ways to avoid all of the online templates.
    Last edited by Charles Kenyon; 2016-02-29 at 10:48.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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