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    Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    Is it okay to use the normal.dot template from Word97 in WordXP?

    We have just upgraded our system from Word97 to WordXP, but we haven't recreated the normal.dot templated for each user. I am wondering if the Word97 normal.dot template will cause problems in WordXP.

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    Marie-Therese

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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    Hi Marie:
    I haven't researched this, but my gut feeling is that this isn't a good idea. I would copy over the styles, toolbars, modules, etc., but would use the new template.
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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    Marie-Therese

    <post#=202383>post 202383</post#> also suggests caution. Personally, I haven't had issues with the sharing, but my 97 Normal.Dot could not be described as complex either.

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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    Thanks for your replies. I wil redo the templates.

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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    FWIW, I've been doing that for over a year with no problems. I use Word97 at work and send updated normal.dot home to use in WordXP. I rarely go the other direction.

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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    cbarber,

    What is FWIW? What do your normal.dot templates contain?

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    Re: Moving 'Normal.dot' template between Word97 and XP (WordXP)

    FWIW = For What Its Worth (http://www.acronymfinder.com/)

    My Normal.Dot contains a lot (>100) of macros, style definitions and a custom toolbar. Current size is 455K. It once bloated to nearly a megabyte but I rebuilt it. Since then it has been pretty stable.

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