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Change normal.dotm location

Posted on 2011-09-09
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Hello,

This is my issue right now:

We have an setup in our company regarding templates for Microsoft Office 2007, that they are located on a share on one of our server in our data center.
The shared folder is a read only so that users can't edit templates.

But for performance reasons and because we have users that aren't always on our network, I want to have the normal.dotm file located locally on all of our clients.
So far as I can see the only way you define the path of normal.dotm is by defining the template path, and there is no group policy in Active Directory for normal.dotm, only for templates.

Is there any other way pointing out to word where normal.dotm is located?
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by:GrahamSkan
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Find the File Locations... button in the 'Advanced' set of Word options. The User templates folder is where Word will look for the Normal template.

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by:dkpepsict
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I know that.

But that will change the location for the whole template folder, I only want to change the location of the Normal.dotm file.
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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That is the rule for the Normal template. You can use the Workgroup templates folder for the shared templates.
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by:dkpepsict
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Great thanks, that was the answer I needed!
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