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Old January 19th 05, 07:33 PM
plannernyc
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Default custom templates usable by all users

I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of the user
that created them. But is there a way to configure it where any user who logs
onto that machine can get the same template? or do I have to copy paste this
template in all the user profile folders?
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Old January 19th 05, 08:24 PM
Jay Freedman
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plannernyc wrote:
I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of
the user that created them. But is there a way to configure it where
any user who logs onto that machine can get the same template? or do
I have to copy paste this template in all the user profile folders?


Put the template in any folder that can be accessed by all of the profiles.
In Word in each profile, go to Tools Options File Locations, and set the
Workgroup Templates location to point to that folder.

The same mechanism works with a location on a file server that can be
accessed from multiple computers on a network.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


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Old January 19th 05, 08:56 PM
Charles Kenyon
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As Jay said, you need to be using a workgroup templates folder. For more on
the different kinds of templates, tabs on the file new dialog, and locations
of templates folders see http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm.
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Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of the user
that created them. But is there a way to configure it where any user who
logs
onto that machine can get the same template? or do I have to copy paste
this
template in all the user profile folders?



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Old January 20th 05, 03:01 PM
plannernyc
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Thanks for the reply but unfortunately this would not be feasible in our
network of over a thousand users and the profiles are all stored locally. We
were hoping that there is some way to configure MS Office to always look at
the All Users folder from the getgo.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

plannernyc wrote:
I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of
the user that created them. But is there a way to configure it where
any user who logs onto that machine can get the same template? or do
I have to copy paste this template in all the user profile folders?


Put the template in any folder that can be accessed by all of the profiles.
In Word in each profile, go to Tools Options File Locations, and set the
Workgroup Templates location to point to that folder.

The same mechanism works with a location on a file server that can be
accessed from multiple computers on a network.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org



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Old January 20th 05, 03:20 PM
Charles Kenyon
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Again, a key component is the workgroup templates folder. You can have this
be a part of each user's local profile if you want, with the network login
updating the user's workgroup templates folder from a master. This is a
separate folder stored somewhere other than in the User Templates folder.

I am confident that you can set all installations to look to a particular
folder for workgroup templates. Note, when users create templates they will
need to either send them to you (or another network administrator) or have
the ability to add to the master workgroup templates folder. With thousands
of users, I wouldn't recommend the latter.
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Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"plannernyc" wrote in message
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Thanks for the reply but unfortunately this would not be feasible in our
network of over a thousand users and the profiles are all stored locally.
We
were hoping that there is some way to configure MS Office to always look
at
the All Users folder from the getgo.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

plannernyc wrote:
I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of
the user that created them. But is there a way to configure it where
any user who logs onto that machine can get the same template? or do
I have to copy paste this template in all the user profile folders?


Put the template in any folder that can be accessed by all of the
profiles.
In Word in each profile, go to Tools Options File Locations, and set
the
Workgroup Templates location to point to that folder.

The same mechanism works with a location on a file server that can be
accessed from multiple computers on a network.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org





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Old January 20th 05, 03:21 PM
Charles Kenyon
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Note, you do _not_ want users sharing a user templates folder or normal.dot.
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Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.

"plannernyc" wrote in message
...
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately this would not be feasible in our
network of over a thousand users and the profiles are all stored locally.
We
were hoping that there is some way to configure MS Office to always look
at
the All Users folder from the getgo.

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

plannernyc wrote:
I understand custom created templates are stored in the profile of
the user that created them. But is there a way to configure it where
any user who logs onto that machine can get the same template? or do
I have to copy paste this template in all the user profile folders?


Put the template in any folder that can be accessed by all of the
profiles.
In Word in each profile, go to Tools Options File Locations, and set
the
Workgroup Templates location to point to that folder.

The same mechanism works with a location on a file server that can be
accessed from multiple computers on a network.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org





 




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