I've done some searching, and have tried my own things.
I have a system server (worlddox) in place that auto places a doc number on the bottom left.
Users want it on the bottom center.
Worlddox support says it's word, and I need to change the normal.dot. I know the risks of doing this, but I tried anyhow. I also tried putting a dotx in the startup folder. Both did not create positive results. I do not want the users to have to do a file/choose template anyhow. They would not like that.
They want word to open, and to have the doc number that worlddox places on the bottom left to be on the bottom center.
I've never used VBA, that some suggest on previous questions.
Is this more trouble than it's worth?
They would just have to accept that.