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Add templates the the "New Microsoft Office Document" window.

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Is it possible to add templates to the "New Microsoft Office Document" wizard that is auto added to everyone's start menu on installing office 2007? Basically all of my people use that window to start office documents and I'd love to put some of our custom company documents such as fax sheets and letterhead in there for people to use without needing to call me to figure out how to put something on letterhead. What are my options?
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Prior to Word 2007, it was simply a matter of putting the templates in the Templates folder, alongside Normal.dot. Hopefully it still is.
By default it's at C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
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That does work. Thanks for that. Is it possible to do something similar to that but under all users? I'd love to just manage one folder of custom templates instead of doing it for every user when I have a change.
Thanks!
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No reply? Still curious if there is a main default templates folder that would show up under all users or a workaround for adding and removing templates from all users at once.
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I hadn't added another comment myself, because I haven't seen W2007.

However, again up to Word 2003, there is a configurable Workgroup templates folder for shared templates.
The setting can be reached via Tools/Options, File Locations tab. I hope you can find it in Word 2007
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That got me what I needed, I did a quick help search for workgroup templates and showed me right where it was. Click the office button, then word options / advanced/ (scroll down) and you'll see a file locations button. I created a new folder and registered my people to that folder as their workgroup template folder and then just added my content into it. Now when you use the new office document window, it shows up in there too. Everything I wanted.
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That's good news. Thanks for the feedback.
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