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    Normal.dot in word 2003 (current)

    Subject edited by HansV to be slightly more informative than "word 2003"

    Does word 2003 still use normal.dot for formatting info?

    I have tried to find any "normal.*" files using windows xp search, but haven't come up with anything. I was trying to change my normal formatting for word - finally got it done, but now I'm curious as to whether or not 2003 still used normal.dot

    Tom

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    Re: Normal.dot in word 2003 (current)

    Yes, Word 2003 uses Normal.dot, but...

    1) When you install Word, there is no Normal.dot yet. Word runs with the factory set defaults. It will automatically create Normal.dot the first time you change a setting that will be stored in Normal.dot.

    2) Normal.dot is stored in Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftTemplates. The Application Data folder is hidden, so you need to display hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer, otherwise you won't find Normal.dot. Check the View tab of Tools | Folder Options... in Windows Explorer to make sure that hidden files and folders are displayed.

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    Re: Normal.dot in word 2003 (current)

    Thanks - evidently the change I made this morning was first time word created normal.dot - it's just where you pointed me.

    Tom

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