Want to change the location of Word 2007 .dotm Normal Template to my data partition...

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2010-07-12

I have an OS/Apps Partition(C) on my HDD where Word 2007 resides.  I also have a Data Partition(D) where I want to put all my data to making backing up easier.

So, can I move my Normal.dotm Template from the "Users" Folder in Vista 64 on C: to D: and have Word 'see' it there?

I tried moving the 'Templates' Folder to D: and pointing Word to see it's Templates there, but that didn't work.  When Word opens it is not seeing the Normal.dotm on D:.

How do I do this correctly?
Question by:MitchellVII
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    Where did you go to "point word" to this new directory?

    The setting I would change is in the following location:
    Click on the office button, then on Word Options
    Then go to Advanced
    Scroll down to the General section and click File Locations
    From there I would modify the User templates location
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    That's what i did, but when Word opens it's not seeing the Normat Template in it's new location.

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