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I have needed to create a couple of rather detailed Custom Label formats for use in Word 2003.  I need to implement these formats on about 20 other computers.  Is there a way to copy those Custom labels to different PCs?

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TN
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Since you mentioned templates - did you save the formats as .dot files or .dotx files if using 2007? If so, then you should be able to pass those files to the others in your group and have them use them to get started with your labels. This would be the easiest method to implement since labels are only custom tables.

Dawn Crosier-Bleuel
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Hello Dawn...

Thanks for your input on this.  These are the labels that are available with the Tools, Envelopes and Labels options.  I have created a Custom label, and want to move that to other PCs.

Perhaps putting 'templates' (in the single quotes) in the title was misleading.

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TN
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Hi -

Which version of Word are you using?

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Hello again Dawn...as stated in the original question, Word 2003.
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Sorry TN - I missed it when I quickly reviewed your post.

Your best bet is to copy the registry setting from one computer to the next, as long as the other computer doesn't have custom labels.

Start - Run - Regedit
Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Custom Labels
Highlight the appropriate Key
From the File menu in the Registry, select Export
A text file will be created which you can take to the new computer and then Right Click and Merge

If you get stuck - see http://www.gmayor.com/custom_labels.htm

Dawn Crosier-Bleuel
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That looks like it Dawn...thanks for your help on this.

TN
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