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we have a customized word document, with our logo, address, etc..we want to push out to all users in the company as an available WORD TEMPLATE. How can I go about doing this?
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Question by:IT Blount
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by:Merete
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Send to everyone as an attachment?
Put it in the public folder
I'm not clear on your problem?
Is this for an email client?
Make the template in excel and save to Outlook
Use Word letter templates in Outlook messages
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/outlook-help/use-word-letter-templates-in-outlook-messages-HA001173194.aspx
Apply, customize, and save a document theme in Word or Excel
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/powerpoint-help/apply-customize-and-save-a-document-theme-in-word-or-excel-HA001229924.aspx
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by:IT Blount
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We have a word, dotx document that we want to make available to everyone when they open up Microsoft Word. They can open word, and go to FILE-NEW- See that the our Company Template/Letterhead is an option
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Which version of Office IT Blount?
I'm probably using an outdated version of office to you, Office 2003,  I actually use Office dot org.
 but I see what you mean.
If you put these into the custom templates  %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates\
on everyone's computer when they rightclick and go to file new > open on my computer they will see that template.
I opened a word doc and file new there on the right is the opens
file-newhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-au/word-help/create-a-template-HA102840176.aspx
http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/word-help/where-are-my-custom-templates-in-office-2013-HA103478764.aspx

Is office installed on each system?
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by:IT Blount
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Office 2010 is installed on each system. It would be Word 2010 as well. The template is actually ready to send out, I just wanted to find a way to add it to everyone's system quickly, versus going to each pc to do it.
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by:Merete
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Don't give up just yet, I found these two on Experts Exchange
Deploying Custom Office Templates
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Active_Directory/Q_28388737.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Active_Directory/Q_27029069.html


I was close.
Hope it helps
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by:IT Blount
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Thank you, will look this over.
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One more. I was about to add it to my previous but you beat me.
Deploy custom templates in Office 2010
In Microsoft Office 2010, you can create and deploy templates that users can select when they create new documents, presentations, or worksheets.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178976(v=office.14).aspx
All the Best
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