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    Templates (Office XP)

    Does anyone know which folder Microsoft has decided to store templates in with this version? Just when I get to a point where I think I have it all down pat, I end up with a new computer in the office with XP on it and can't seem to get my templates in there correctly so I can pull them up with those that came with the program. Help!!!!!

    As always, thanks in advance!

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    I don't have XP, but you could try this: File|New..., then right-click an existing template, choose properties, and see what the Location line says.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    It depends on which OS you are running. With Windows 2k, me and XP each account will have a folder for their templates along with the All Users. The one under Program Files are the one that come with office. The ones under Documents and Settings are selected one for each user or for All Users depending on how they are installed by the IT department and or user.

    Each User will have a copy of their OWN "normal.dot".


    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates1033
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplatesMseNewFileItems
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplatesPresentation Designs

    Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersTemplates
    Cocuments and SettingsEach User AccountTemplates

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    Thanks to both of you. The new computer has Windows XP and all of this sounds very confusing but I will look to see what I can find as hopefully once I spot them it will be easy for me to add my own templates.

    I did think it was the 1033 folder as I saw other templates there but saving a template to it did not do the job.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    Add your own templates in Cocuments and SettingsEach User AccountTemplates, with "Each User Account" being your account name. Unless you want ALL of the accounts (users) to have acccess to them then you will need to put them in "Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersTemplates"

    But if you are moving your Normal.dot, it will need to be in your user account template folder.


    The 1033 is for installed templates only, or any that you down load from the MS Office site.

    Hope this makes since.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    I think this is what I was looking for! I will try this when I get into the office on Monday and let you know.

    Thanks so much!

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    Easiest way in all versions is look at the Tools | Options | File Locations menu.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    Howard,
    That will show the default User folder which is the template folder under the User account that is in use. This is different in Me 2K and XP than it was is 95 and 98. You will not find any other links listed in the "Files Locations" unless you change them ther.

    As I stated earlier there are 3 or more different folders depending on how the system was and or being set up. Then if you throw in a domain network, things really get nasty and confused.

    What I listed before is the default settings for ME, 2K and XP, using Office 2000 or 2002 (XP). So one needs to know this in order to find any thing.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    The directories listed in Tools | Options | File Locations are the directories users are supposed to use.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    True, Howard, but in this situation I do agree with Dave because, for example, I have always had to save my Templates in Office 2K to the following path:

    C:WindowsApplication DateMicrosoftTemplates - and from that point choose either Letters and Faxe or Memos or Pictures.

    That is absolutely the only way I can get my templates to appear in the same place as the other templates that appear on the screen when I choose File/New from Word for example.

    When attempting to do the same thing on my office computer on which I have Windows XP and Office XP, it did not work which is what caused me to post the question in the first place.

    Thank.s

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    Actually, Howard, the directories listed in File Locations are an interface to allow users to change the registry settings without knowing what they're doing. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> You can't use those to add your own templates.
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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    It may depend on the OS and how Office was installed.

    I would not recommend using other than the directories in Tools | Options | File Locations.

    Office XP on Win 2000 uses the locationsd in Tools | Options | File locations, at least it does on my system.

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    The purposes of Tools | Options | File Locations are:

    1. To let you know where things live.
    2. To change the locations

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    As you can see the thread was started by a Windows XP user. Different world.

    Howard,
    Are you on a single user, using 2K?

    Are you using any passwords to get into your Windows 2K account?

    You need to take another look in using these programs, in a multi user world and you will find that the settings in the tools options will apply to the current user only. <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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    Re: Templates (Office XP)

    It is all very confusing since I followed your earlier post but could not even find a folder named Templates under my User Name.

    I went into File/New in Word and when the Template window came up, I dragged some of my templates out of Explorer and into this folder. It worked - sort of. When I opened one of the templates to make a change to it and saved it, it was then saved with a .ink in the file name and I don't know what that is either. So, I am finding it almost impossible to just save a file as a template and store it somewhere in Office XP so that I can use it when creating new files.

    Not a lot of fun and a real time waster.

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