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    normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    How can normal.dot from Word 2000 be used in Word 2003 if at all?

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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-

    If you've done a lot of customizations, auto-text entries, custom toolbars, etc., copying normal.dot from one computer to another makes sense. Have a look at this article . This KB search has articles on how to transfer auto-correct entries as well.
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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Do you mean that you want to use a normal.dot based on Word 2000 in 2003? OR just copy over the auto text entries, etc. Reason I am asking is that it has always been my belief that you can copy over autotext, etc. but should not use a normal.dot based on a previous version of Word on a higher version of Word . i.e. we took an out-of-the-box 2003 normal and modified it to our firm's preferences so that any new documents created had the compatibility of 2003 and not 2000. If anyone out there has any comments to offer it would be greatly appreciated. TIA,
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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-

    Well, progressing through Word 2000, 2002 (XP) & 2003, I have ALWAYS copied my old normal.dot to the next version. If there are any ill effects, I haven't experienced any. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> You may also use the Save My Settings Wizard (as per this article) .
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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-

    John,

    Thanks very much! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> This will help tremendously with our macros containing frequently used addresses and keyboard shortcuts. Of course we will back up the original normal.dot just in case.

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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-

    Actually Frank, you don't even have to bother with this step (backing up the original). When the normal.dot template is deleted (for whatever reason), a new version (with all of the original defaults) is recreated. Good luck with the migration! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: normal.dot 2000 usable 2003 (Word 9.0.3821 SR-

    John,

    Thanks for the reminder. <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> I was conversant in the arcane world of WordPerfect for DOS having gone through the entire workbook, but at work they switched me to Word which I picked up piecemeal. I now read Woody's Office 2000 when I am hard up, since I have Word almost where I had WordPerfect. However, I am mainly a production worker doing medical transcription.

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