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We are about to implement new client PCs into a customers site.  The customers PC's are currently running Microsoft Office XP and the new PC's will be installed with Office 2010.

My question is - am I able to import the normal template from office XP into office 2010 in order to retain the autotext entries.

They also have Macros installed in XP to print from different printer trays - will I be able to copy the macros?

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The majority of the macros and templates should enjoy backward compatibility. So there's a good chance it all will work. You'll really never know until you test it though, XP to 2010 is quite a leap.
I would caution you to expect a bit of tweaking to get it working. You might not need to, but you can't be sure.

It would actually probably be a good idea to consider creating the template from scratch since the whole format changed from 2003 to 2007 and now it's all .docx instead of .doc but most of the VBA is the same.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
According to the comment of Graham Mayor - Word MVP, it says:-

"... rename the Word 2010 normal.dotm file (if it has been created) and put the old Word
2002 file in the Word 2010 User Templates folder. Start Word and it will adopt the macros, autotexts, etc from the old normal template. Close Word and save the normal template at the prompt (you will have to set Word options to set the prompt to save the normal template), then remove the file from the folder."


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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
The location of for Word XP in Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\{User name}\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

The location of normal.dotm for Word 2010 in Windows 7

C:\Users\{User name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
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