Microsoft Word templates

My OS is windows 7 and I use Word 2007.  I am trying to modify the template, but am not sure under which directory it is burried in.  I just want to edit the normal template.  Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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Thomas-MjeldeCommented:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Open Word, and click on the 'Office Blob' (top left corner), and select Word Options
Under Advanced, You should see FILE LOCATIONS, if you open this you will see where the USER TEMPLATES are stored (and you can change it)
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
In response to KCTS, Looking at that location, I do not see Word's normal template which I am trying to modify.  
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

that's strange. Set your system to show file extensions and show hidden and system files. Then do a search of your computer for

Normal.dot*

In what folder is that Normal.dot* found?
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
In response to teylyn, I just did that.  I set the folder options to show all hidden files etc, and then did a search for normal.dot*.  It showed a few Word files but not the template normal.dot.  Looks like I am doing something wrong but do not know what it is. Thanku
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
How can a search for Normal.dot* show "a few Word files" if they are not called Normal.dot or Normal.dotx? Which files exactly were returned for the search for Normal.dot* ??? It's a pretty concise parameter. It should only return files whose name starts with "Normal" and ends with "dot" and possibly some other characters.

So I'm curious to see what "other" files were returned for that search.
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Thomas-MjeldeCommented:
Please try this out.

Open MS Word.

In 2007, click on the Office Button in the upper left corner of your screen. Click on Open. Under Microsoft Office Word there will be a folder labelled Templates. Click Templates and then double click the Normal.dotm file. This should open the MS Word 2007 template.

ref: http://www.speakeasysolutions.com/blog/2009/11/26/modifying-word-2007-normal-dotm-template/
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