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    Template location with multi users (Word 2002)

    We've got a number of users taking turns at five WinXP PCs (peer-to-peer network) with Word 2002, and want to use the same global template for all of them. Word by default insists on looking for templates in c:documents and settingsusernameapplication datamicrosofttemplates. Is there a way to force all users' file locations for templates to one folder -- like crogram filesmicrosoft officetemplates -- without having to configure file locations for every user account on every PC? I've tried putting the normal.dot in the startup folder, but then macros don't work. Thanks for help. -- Doug

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    Re: Template location with multi users (Word 2002)

    1) Create a folder on each computer named "crogram filesmicrosoft officetemplates "

    2) Copy all sub folders currently in c:documents and settingsusernameapplication datamicrosofttemplates to the folder created in (1).

    Now to set each user to look there, you can each user manually set the file location on the Tools.Options.FileLocation tab. But seems you want to avoid this. So you could create a template named "settemplatepath.dot" and put a single macro in a module (name it Library), the procedure should look like:

    <pre>
    Sub AutoExec()
    Options.DefaultFilePath(wdUserTemplatesPath) = _
    "crogram filesmicrosoft officetemplates "
    End Sub

    </pre>


    This will reset the user-template path to the new folder when each user starts. After each has used Word once, you can remove settemplatepath.dot from Startup folder. Or just leave it. Don't think it will do any harm.

    If you want the templates all on a single server, then use the UNC path name. Should work.

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