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Old August 22nd 05, 11:22 AM
Lily
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Hi - I am at my wits end with WORD and normal templates. It may have
something to do with the fact that I'm running Adobe Professional v7.0 -
however here goes.
Word 2003 on one machine and Word 2000 on another.
On the W2003 machine I create a normal template with toolbars, macros, auto
texts etc. I email it to the W2000 machine and I save it to the folder where
word looks for templates. NONE of the changes are visible in the W2000
machine. On the W2003 machine the template is still working fine.
So - I tried on the W2003 machine saving the template with a totally
different file name, and again transferring it over with the same filename
onto the W2000 machine - and again - NOTHING! Can you please help me?

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Old August 22nd 05, 02:47 PM
Graham Mayor
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See the last section of
http://www.gmayor.com/lose_that_adob...at_toolbar.htm
Do not use a Word 2003 normal.dot file with 2000. Instead use the organiser
to copy personalisations from one template to the other.

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Lily wrote:
Hi - I am at my wits end with WORD and normal templates. It may have
something to do with the fact that I'm running Adobe Professional
v7.0 - however here goes.
Word 2003 on one machine and Word 2000 on another.
On the W2003 machine I create a normal template with toolbars,
macros, auto texts etc. I email it to the W2000 machine and I save
it to the folder where word looks for templates. NONE of the changes
are visible in the W2000 machine. On the W2003 machine the template
is still working fine.
So - I tried on the W2003 machine saving the template with a totally
different file name, and again transferring it over with the same
filename onto the W2000 machine - and again - NOTHING! Can you
please help me?



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Old August 22nd 05, 03:22 PM
Charles Kenyon
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You don't want to be copying normal.dot, especially not from a later version
of Word to an earlier one. See http://addbalance.com/word/movetotemplate.htm
for step-by-step instructions on moving / sharing / copying / backing-up
customizations including AutoText, AutoCorrect, keyboard assignments,
toolbars, macros, etc.
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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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Hi - I am at my wits end with WORD and normal templates. It may have
something to do with the fact that I'm running Adobe Professional v7.0 -
however here goes.
Word 2003 on one machine and Word 2000 on another.
On the W2003 machine I create a normal template with toolbars, macros,
auto
texts etc. I email it to the W2000 machine and I save it to the folder
where
word looks for templates. NONE of the changes are visible in the W2000
machine. On the W2003 machine the template is still working fine.
So - I tried on the W2003 machine saving the template with a totally
different file name, and again transferring it over with the same filename
onto the W2000 machine - and again - NOTHING! Can you please help me?

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