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    Normal.dot (2002)

    I have customized my Word, with macros that have buttons on the toolbars and with auto complete entires. I'd like to copy that customization to other users on my computer, but I don't know how. I searched for Normal.dot, but came up empty.
    Any suggestions

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    Normal.dot is stored in a subfolder of a hidden folder, so you need to show hidden files and folders if you want to find it.
    - Open Windows Explorer.
    - Select Tools | Folder Options...
    - Activate the View tab.
    - Tick the check box labeled "Show hidden files and folders".
    - Click OK.
    The default location of Normal.dot is in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftTemplates.

    Some AutoCorrect entries are not stored in Normal.dot; they are stored in files with extension .acl (autocorrect list). There can be several of those, one for each language, in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftOffice.

    If you copy Normal.dot and the .acl files to other users' profiles, it will overwrite any customizations those users had.

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    Thank you very much - your tip worked like a charm.

    Years ago I set Windows Explorer to show hidden files, but I must have changed my search options NOT to search system or hidden folders, and that's why Normal.dot never showed up in my search.

    All is just fine now. Thank you again.

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    It's not always a good idea to change the normal.dot. Instead, this article will tell you how to distribute your macros to others:

    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...buteMacros.htm

    You can also export your autocorrect entries. See this article: http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    Please take a moment to read <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>. It is very easy to insert clickable links in a post, and it is much more user-friendly. You only need to click the <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3timages/url1.gif> button in the 1-Click TagPanel and to replace the word LinkURL with the actual URL, or to type <!t><!/t> followed by the URL, then <!t><!/t>.

    So <!t>http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/DistributeMacros.htm<!t>"]<!/t>http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...buteMacros.htm<!t>[/url]<!/t> becomes http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/MacrosVBA/...buteMacros.htm.
    And <!t>http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm<!t>"]<!/t>http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm<!t>[/url]<!/t> becomes http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    Sorry! I'm so used to clicking and pasting it's become a habit! I will try to be more careful in the future. Thanks for your patience.

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    Thank you for your helpful suggestion. I was not aware of the word.mvps.org site.

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    Re: Normal.dot (2002)

    You're very welcome! I hope I was helpful.

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