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    Template Margins

    How can I change the margins in Normal.dot?

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    Re: Template Margins

    You need to open the template Normal.dot for editing, rather than a document based on it. First check where your Normal.dot is. You could use Tools->Find in Windows Explorer if you are not sure. (Quite likely somewhere like C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates.)
    Then do File->Open in Word and change the Files of Type box to say Document Templates (*.dot). Then find your way to Normal.dot and open it. You can then edit it like any document. Change the margins using File->Page Setup.... Then Save the template and close it.

    Now you can check that it has worked by opening a fresh New Document - you should find it has the margins you set in the template.

    Ian

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    Re: Template Margins

    Actually, you can change your default margins by opening a new document (based on your normal). When you go to File > Page Setup, make your margin changes, and then click on Default (in the lower left corner). You will get a message: "Do you want to change the default settings for page setup? This change will affect all new documents based on the NORMAL template. Yes or No"

    This will work for any settings on any of the tabs in Page Setup.

    SJMiller

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    Re: Template Margins

    Keep in mind that this will not change the margins in documents based on any other template.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Template Margins

    Hi Charles,

    <<Keep in mind that this will not change the margins in documents based on any other template.>>

    I'm not sure what you are referring to here, however if it is in reference to using File/Page Setup to change the default margins for a template, then this *will* change the margins for the attached template.

    Upon closing the document you'll be asked to save the changes to the template. Of course at this point it depends on user permissions, read-only, etc. as to whether or not the change can actually be saved.
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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Template Margins

    I was referring to changing the margins in Normal.dot not making any difference in documents based on other templates.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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