Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with the Normal template
3 In the File Locations dialog box, click the User Templates item and
then click Modify.
4 In the Modify Location dialog box, read the path of the User
Templates folder in the address box. If you want to be able to paste
the path into the File Explorer, click the path in the address box to
select it and then copy it by pressing Ctrl+C.
5 Click Cancel to avoid making any change in the path. Then, click
Close in the File Locations dialog box and click Cancel in the
Options dialog box.
TIP The User Templates location created by the Office 2013
installer is under the hidden AppData folder within your user
profile. If you try to navigate to that location with the File Explorer, you
won’t see that folder unless you change the folder options of File
Explorer to show hidden folders.
TIP The first time you start Word after installing Office 2013,
Normal.dotm might not exist yet. Instead, Word uses the
default options and built-in styles stored in the program’s code. When
you exit from Word you might then be prompted to save Normal.dotm.
If you upgraded to Office 2013 from a previous version, the
customizations in the old Normal.dotm are preserved.