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Office 2010 change location workgroup templates appear from My Templates folder

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I have managed to create a GPO that sets the workgroup Templates location to a share on a server, I thought that would be job done pat on the back but unfortunately the business does not like the fact they are in the My Templates folder.

Is there any what i can change this so they are more visible when users create a new document

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You probably know this, so it is just a review of the situation:

'My Templates' is not a physical folder. It is a collection of templates and documents that Word has discovered, and includes the contents of the Workgroup templates folder. The Workgroups template is normally on a server share.

There are two template folder settings in Word, User templates and Workgroup templates. The Normal template is in the User templates. Since the Normal template cannot be shared, its folder should only be available to the particular user.

'My Templates' isn't exactly hidden (it only takes one extra click to open) but you might like to try putting this macro in a module of a global template. The Normal template is always global so can be used for testing.
Sub FileNew()
    Dim fd As FileDialog
    Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogOpen)
    With fd
        .Title = "Select Template for New Document"
        .InitialFileName = Application.Options.DefaultFilePath(wdWorkgroupTemplatesPath)
        .ButtonName = "New Document"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .FilterIndex = 8
        If .Show = -1 Then
            If .SelectedItems.Count = 1 Then
                Documents.Add .SelectedItems(1)
            End If
        End If
  End With
End Sub

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