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    Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Have searched lounge but didn't spot this item. Just bought new computer with Win XP Home. Been using Word 2000 (Ofc 2000) since it came out and create my own templates in my own personalized tabs on the "New" document menu. However, I'm unable to figure out file location to create new personalized folders in Win XP Home file system so that Word sees them the the "New" document window. I'll probably figure it out over time, but am in a crunch because I have about 50 specialized business templates I use every day. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    In Word, check the Tools | Options | File Locations.

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Thanks. That got me to the location. It didn't solve the problem though, because creating a new folder there still didn't put the new folder on the Tab menu list. However, knew that was the right place. Since this is one of the logical locations, I thought that possibly Word had to create the folder name as part of the "new template" process. That was it! Creating a new template, saving it, and allowing Word to create the new folder from that point, automatically identified a new Tab at that point, but doing the exact same thing from within the normal file system failed. Mission accomplished! Thanks!

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    I thought you might find this useful, it's part of a larger document that I have grown since Word was born...

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Hi Liz:
    I read your attachment. Just thought I'd comment on your statement, "You should note that the User options location has no functionality and we are still waiting for Microsoft to explain its usage."

    The path was used to indicate the location of the winword.opt and winword.ini files in a networked installation of Word 6, provided the files were not already located in the Word installation directory on the server. the User Options path is a holdover from Word 6, and is no longer used in later versions of Word. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    Cheers,

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Phil,

    Yes, thanks for that I had forgotten this!!!

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Hank

    You have to put something in the folder before it will show up when New Docs is selected. Use Windows Explorer to open the template directory and copy the template you just created, or all your others, into your personal folder. Have done this f or many users. Works just fine
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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Liz, thanks for the document. It gave me food for thought as I unraveled the details. Here's the answer for Word 2000 with Win XP Home.
    1. Un-hide hidden folders in Folder Options. The required template folder is hidden.
    2. Open Word. With new page showing, select "Save As", and choose "Save as Type" -- document template. This selection takes you automatically to the proper template storage location. Then, click on New Folder icon; this creates folders that Word sees as Tabs in the "New" menu. Create as many Tabs <folders> as you desire because this is the only place they can be created <that I know of>.
    3. Copy and paste your existing templates to: cocuments and Settingsuser_nameApplication DataMicrosoftTemplatesyour_new_foldername(s)
    4. New Folder names and templates now show properly when you select "New" from the File Menu.

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    Re: Word 2000 Templates for Win XP (9.0.6926 SP3)

    Hank,

    just note that this is creating a new folder in your User Templates Location, which is probably what you want. If you choose to use the Workgroup Templates Location then you will need to add any folders using Windows Explorer. Word presents you with a combination of the contents of the two locations.

    liz

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