Editing Word 2010 settings


Is there a way of changing all users on my domain settings in word 2010 without editing there normal.dotm. Its a weird one. I want to add a location to there workgroup template and default font and paragraph spacing without interrupting any other setting they may have in place. So in theory I would like to merge the setting with there current.

Hope this makes sense. Would love some advice

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The Normal template is not a shared template so could not be used by a workgroup. If there is one or a limited number of workgroups, then it should be simple to modify one or more their shared templates individually.

It isn't clear what you mean by adding a location to a template, but changes to font and paragraph spacing can be done automatically with VBA.

Never having been a network administrator, I would need to research a way to automate walking through domains and their workgroups. By the same token, I cannot give detailed advice now about using Group Policy, especially with regard to tweaking, as opposed to replacing, users' files
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Thanks for the reply

I basically want to edit the settings in the default templates adding default font and paragraph spacing.

I am thinking that some VBA code in a Global template could be set to run when (say) a new document is created. This could make the changes in the new document.

The main snag is that Word cannot be set up to force users to keep macros enabled, but it might be worth a try.

I will see what code I can come up with.
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thank you very much
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@GrahamSkan did you manage to come up with anything?
Thank you for being so patient.

I'm sorry, I realised that I couldn't do it a while back, but I couldn't find your question again.

The coding was simple, but I had forgotten that a global template won't respond to the Document_New event, so the idea was doomed from the start.
Technical InformationAuthor Commented:
Ah ok, thanks for getting back to me so promptly. Guess i'm stuck then
Yes. Unfortunately for your situation.

The Normal template is considered to be for the use of the individual, with company documents having their own templates. Remember that if the Normal template is deleted or renamed, Word will create a new one automatically.

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