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    Multiple DOT Management? (Office2000 SR1)


    If we make many centralised DOT files for Forms etc.
    Then how can we support users with laptops!

    We can manually update each revison of the template, but that means doing it for maybe 30 laptops each time!

    What template management solutions / advice do you guys have?



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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Multiple DOT Management? (Office2000 SR1)

    For users with laptops have two log-in profiles. One for stand-alone and the other for networked.

    Copy your workgroup templates folder to each laptop. Then have changes copied each time the user logs into the network. This should be able to be done with a single command in the login script. (XCOPY32 comes to mind.)

    The local copy of the Workgroup templates folder should not be in the user templates folder nor in the startup folder.

    Have the Workgroup Templates location setting for your laptops set to their local copy of the Workgroup templates folder.

    See: <A target="_blank" HREF=> Template Basics</A> ( for more on templates (user and workgroup), document templates, global templates and This also includes how the files are organized under File New and the location of template folders which varies not only by version of Word but also by operating system.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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