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    Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Hello all

    Has anyone had experience migrating MS Word 97 templates (some with AutoText) across to MS Word 2000? Apart from the obvious points like location of the template folders I am enquiring if any problems with styles, etc. had been noted.

    Thanks, in advance
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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Leigh:

    I was able to successfully convert all 97 templates over to 2000. I only had a couple of problems with macros in one of the documents but other than that everything went ok. With most of our users still on 97, I had to make sure the templates worked for both.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Hi Leigh

    Like Leanne we had no problems at all with our templates sucessfully migrating from Word 97 to 2000 despite the fact that we installed 2000 to a different drive than that which 97 had been on.
    Fortunately all our styles survived remarkably intact - in fact it was probably the most problem free upgrade we have ever had.

    Take a deep breath and do it - you won't regret it.

    Regards

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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Thank you Leanne and Sue for your replies.

    Leanne, might I enquire as to what the 'couple of problems with macros' were, as one of my templates has both Wordbasic (from the Word 6 migration to W97) and VBA (W97) macros?

    Thanks in advance, Leigh

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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Leigh:

    I had a macro (VBA) in a letterhead template that would select the address, copy it, create a new document (table set up to match our mailing labels) and paste info into table and format it according to USPS regulations. The only problem I had with it was that macro wouldn't create the table correctly in 97 and 2000 (based on a 2000 template). Therefore, I had to create 2 separate macros; 1 for 97 and 1 for 2000.

    Other than that, everything went great.

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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Thanks Leanne

    Several of my macros create tables (that are populated by a userform). In one case, a table is then VBA cut and pasted into the header (it contains document control info).

    So I will have to run a thorough test to check that.

    Thanks again, Leigh

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    Re: Templates in W97 going to W2K (2000/SR1)

    Leigh:

    Good luck.

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